PASCOE, CHARLES F. (1846 ~ 1932). Confederate veteran Charles F. Pascoe was born in Wilkinson County Mississippi on January 4, 1846 to Charles Pascoe of England and Anne Thomas of New Jersey.
During the Civil War, Pascoe served in Company K, 16th Mississippi Infantry often known as "Wilkinson Rifles." The unit was likely organized just before the war in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Woodville was the hometown of the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.
Before the War, Pascoe enlisted in the Wilkinson Rifles, a unit commanded by a Captain Posey and it was later renamed Company K, 16th Mississippi Infantry and mustered into Confederate service in 1861. The unit participated in every battle fought in Virginia.
Pascoe was transferred to the 21st Mississippi Regiment and fought in many major battles of the War. He was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg where an exploding shell permanently damaged his hearing. He lost a leg at the Battle of the Wilderness and was discharged from service on May 6, 1864 during the second day of fighting.
Following his discharge, Pascoe returned to Wilkinson County where his mother and sister (name unknown) nursed him back to health. Pascoe moved to Texas in 1866 and lived in Houston, Harris County where he was a member of the Methodist Church.
Pascoe's application for a Confederate pension suggests he worked as a clerk and a teacher. Other documentation suggests that he performed filing and clerical work for the Sheriff of Harris County.
Pascoe's leg had to be resected numerous times throughout his life and when he entered the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, his leg ended at the hip. Partly due to the leg wound, and partly because of his limited hearing, Pascoe applied for a pension in January of 1899 and it was granted on July 29, 1899.
He was a widower when he entered the Confederate Men's Home on July 31, 1900, but his wife's name is unknown. Pascoe died July 17, 1932 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.