ALEXANDER, J. A. (1835~1907) J. A. Alexander, Confederate veteran, was born in 1835, in Tennessee. Around 1862, after moving to Texas, Alexander enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was mustered into Company C of the 16th Texas Cavalry, which was organized in Dallas in 1862. Other than his unit, not much information is known about Alexanders experiences during the war.
However, the 16th Texas Cavalry took part in the battle of Round Hill, or Hills Plantation, in Woodruff County, Arkansas; Millikens Bend, in Madison Parish, Louisiana; and other battles during the Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition.
After the War, Alexander returned to Texas and eventually settled in Leady, Concho County, where he was a cattleman. Having never married and suffering from paralysis, Alexander moved to Austin to the Confederate Mens Home on October 12, 1907. After only living in the Home for two months, he died on November 15. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from: Confederate Home Roster, and 16th Texas Cavalry webpage, http://www.angelfire.com/tx3/RandysTexas/16thcav.html.