BLAND, PERRY T. (1823 ~ 1896). Confederate veteran Perry T. Bland was born May 24, 1823, in Nelson County, Kentucky.
According to the 1850 Census, Bland was married to Sarah Jane Bland, had one child, and was living in Fannin County, Texas. By the 1860 Census, he and his wife had six children and lived in Lamar County, Texas.
During the Civil War, Bland enlisted with Captain Milton Webb's Lamar Cavalry, which was part of Henry E. McCulloch's Texas Cavalry, 1st Texas Mounted Riflemen. He served until they disbanded. It is not clear where Bland served following his discharge, but it is believed the majority of the disbanded company reenlisted in the 8th Texas Cavalry Battalion, 1st Regiment Mounted Rifleman, and served until the end of the War.
Following the War, Bland returned to Lamar County where he worked as a plumber. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 12, 1895.
Bland died April 30, 1896 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information provided by Teresa Bland and Texas State Cemetery file materials.