J. A. Alexander

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J. A. Alexander
Co. C. 16 Tex. Cav.
Nov. 15, 1907
Aged 72 Yrs.
Full Name: J. A. Alexander
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:K  Number:22
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1835 
Died: November 15, 1907 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Tennessee 
Occupation: Cattleman 
Came To Texas: 1862 
Residence: Leady, Concho County, Texas 
Admitted To Home: October 12, 1907 
Army: Tennessee 
Regiment: 16th Texas Cav. 

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 Alexander‘s experiences during the war.

However, the 16th Texas Cavalry took part in the battle of Round Hill, or Hill‘s Plantation, in Woodruff County, Arkansas; Milliken‘s 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 Men‘s 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.

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