John L. Stewart

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John L. Stewart
Co. H.
Texas Cav.
Full Name: John L. Stewart
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:J  Number:2
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: December 29, 1843 
Died: February 18, 1939 
Burial Date: February 19, 1939 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Arkansas 
Occupation: Stockraiser 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1854 
Residence: Tahoka, Texas 
Admitted To Home: December 18, 1923 
Religion: Christian 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Division: Kirby Smith's 
Brigade: Robinson's 
Regiment: Baylor's Dismounted Cav. 

STEWART, JOHN L. (1843~1939) John L. Stewart was born on December 29, 1843, in Johnson County, Arkansas to S. B. Stewart, of Tennessee, and Elizabeth W. Matthews, of Alabama.

After moving to Texas in 1854, Stewart fought for the Confederacy in Company H, Baylor's Dismounted Cavalry in Kirby Smith's Division of the Trans-Mississippi Army. He joined the Confederate Army on November 15, 1862. He was captured by Union forces on July 28, 1863 at Brashear City during the Vicksburg Campaign. Stewart escaped Union custody on February 24, 1864. It is unclear whether he returned to Confederate service.

After the war, Stewart settled in Tahoka, Lynn County, where he was a stockraiser. On December 18, 1923, Stewart was admitted in to the Texas Confederate Home, where he listed himself as a widower and a Christian. In total, he was admitted to the Home three different times, the last being November 8, 1930.

Stewart died on February 18, 1939, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster and Death Certificate.

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