Marquis Lafayette McCurdy

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M. L. McCurdy
Co. K.
3 Ark. Inf.
C. S. A.
Full Name: Marquis Lafayette McCurdy
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:A  Number:21
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: August 18, 1842 
Died: May 16, 1939 
Burial Date: May 17, 1939 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Florida 
Occupation: Railroader 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1865 
Residence: West, Texas 
Admitted To Home: September 18, 1927 
Religion: Methodist 
Army: Virginia 
Brigade: Hood's 
Regiment: 3rd Arkansas Inf. 
Remarks: Buried Texas State Cemetery 

MCCURDY, MARQUIS LAFAYETTE (1842 ~ 1939). Marquis Lafayette McCurdy was born in Florida in 1842. During the Civil War, McCurdy served in Company K of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry of Hood's Brigade in the Virginia Army.

The Third Arkansas served in the famous Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia and saw major action during the Civil War. The Third was present at Sharpsburg, Gettysburg and the Wilderness where they suffered major casualties. The Third Arkansas was present at Appomattox Courthouse where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces.

In 1865, McCurdy moved to Texas and settled in the small central Texas town of West. He worked on the railroad and was a Methodist. No longer able to care for himself, McCurdy was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Texas on September 15, 1927.

He was discharged from the Home on July 8, 1931, but was readmitted once again. McCurdy died at the Confederate Men's Home on May 16, 1939 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day. McCurdy is thought to have been the last known survivor of Hood's Texas Brigade.

Information taken from his Confederate Men's Home Roster and other file materials.

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