W. H. Cabell

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W. H. Cabell
Co. E. 2, Va. Cav. Reg
Wickham's Div.
Army of N. Va.
Full Name: W. H. Cabell
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:P  Number:46
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1844 
Died: May 10, 1925 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Virginia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Married 
Came To Texas: 1879 
Residence: Palacios, Texas 
Admitted To Home: October 7, 1922 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Division: Fitzlee's 
Brigade: Wickham's 
Regiment: 2nd Virginia Cav. 

CABELL, WILLIAM H. (1844 ~ 1925). William H. Cabell, Confederate veteran, was born in Virginia in 1844. On March 12, 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Amherst County.

Cabell was mustered into service as a private in Company E of the 2nd Regiment of the Virginia Cavalry. Originally, he only enlisted for three years, but re-enlisted on March 1, 1864. The 2nd Cavalry saw action at First Manassas, in Jackson's Valley Campaign, and at Groveton Heights, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Shepherdstown. After the Bristoe and Mine Run campaigns, it was involved at The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, and Cold Harbor. It fought in the Shenandoah Valley and later in and around Petersburg and Appomattox.

In 1879, Cabell immigrated to Texas and eventually settled in Hico, Hamilton County, where he was as a farmer. He later moved to Palacios, Matagorda County.

On October 17, 1922, Cabell moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home. His wife, Mary Jane, remained in Palacios. He died at the Home on May 10, 1925, and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Biographgical information taken from Compiled Military Service Record, Soldier's Application for a Pension # 35384, and Confederate Home Roster. unit information taken from The National Parks Service Web site at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/template.cfm?unitcode=CVA0002RC&unitname=2nd%20Regiment%2C%20Virginia%20Cavalry.

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