SHERMAN, JOHN HAMILTON (1845 ~ 1909). Confederate veteran John Sherman was born in 1845 in Springfield, Illinois to Leverett Sherman and Margaret Ness Sherman. The Sherman family immigrated to Texas in 1849 and lived in Chambers County.
Sherman enlisted in the Confederate Army on October 21, 1862. During the Civil War he fought in Company F, 26th Cavalry, DeBray's Brigade. The 26th fought at Galveston Island, the Red River Campaign, Mansfield, and Pleasant Hill. Sherman was injured at La Compte. The unit surrendered under E.K. Smith, commanding the Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.
Sherman was married twice. His first wife was Mary Ann White, daughter of John White and Martha Wallis White. It is unclear when they were married. They had one child together, Mary White Sherman (1867-1964). Sherman's first wife died after the Civil War. Sherman married a Mary Susan Wallace on February 14, 1880 and the two had a son together, Norman Sherman (1882-1969). The two divorced in 1889.
He was a widower before he was admitted to the Confederate Home on July 27, 1896 where he died July 16, 1909.
Further biographical information available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.