Willis G. Blue

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W. G. Blue
Co. I. 5, Tex. Inf.
Hood's Brig.
N. Va. Army
Full Name: Willis G. Blue
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:R  Number:7
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1840 
Died: January 8, 1926 
Burial Date: January 8, 1926 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Texas 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: Native 
Residence: Haynesville, Texas 
Admitted To Home: October 31, 1910 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Hood's 
Regiment: 5th Texas Inf. 

BLUE, WILLIS G. (1841-1926) ~ Willis G. Blue, Confederate Veteran, was born in Texas in 1841. He worked as a carpenter until the start of the war. On August 3, 1861, Willis joined the 5th Regiment Texas Infantry, Co. I. He remained a private throughout the war and worked as a courier for General Jerome Bonaparte Robertson. On May 6, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, he was wounded in the arm. Afterwards, he was taken prisoner and paroled on April 9, 1865. After the war, Willis resided in Haynesville, Texas. He was admitted to the Confederate Mens Home on October 31, 1910 where he later died on January 8, 1928. He was buried the same day in the Texas State Cemetery.

Sources: Confederate Home Roster, Death Certificate #3613, War Records.

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