BOST, JONATHAN HARVEY (1835~1926) Jonathon Harvey Bost, Confederate veteran, was born in Catawba County, North Carolina in 1835. At age 26, Bost, on October 16, 1861, enlisted in the Confederate Army in Newton. He was mustered into Company A of the 12th North Carolina Infantry, which eventually became State Troops.
On May 2, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Bost was wounded in the left arm, which was eventually amputated. He was listed on a Roll of Honor for being wounded.
On May 11, 1863, Bost was admitted to the General Hospital, Howard's Grove, in Richmond, Virginia, but was later transferred to Chimborazo Hospital and then to Scottsville, Virginia. On February 1, 1864, he was honorably discharged from the Confederate Army by the medical board.
In 1883, Bost immigrated to Texas, where he worked as a farmer, and eventually settled in Hays County. On August 25, 1890, he moved to Austin to the Texas Confederate Home, but only stayed about a year. He returned to the Home on June 3, 1910, but apparently left again, because on December 6, 1920, he applied for, and later received, a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas, while living in Caldwell County.
After his final return to the Home, Bost died on July 6, 1926, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
His only known relative was a son, Charlie F. Bost, who was living in Staples, Hays County, Texas.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Records, Confederate Home Roster, Soldier's Application for a Pension # 37101, and Death Certificate # 26628.