PIERCE, M. Y. (1840 ~ 1910). Confederate veteran M.Y. Pierce was born in Missouri in 1840.
During the Civil War he served in Company H, 19th Texas Cavalry, Carter's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Army. The 19th was organized in 1862 in Dallas with volunteers from Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman and other surrounding counties. The unit was assigned to Texas and Louisiana and served in the Red River Campaign.
Pierce moved to Texas in 1861 and lived in Waco, McLennan County where he was member of the Presbyterian Church.
Pierce was a single house painter before he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home from Waco on November 11, 1907. He listed a Mrs. Mida Kimbrough of Waco, his sister, as a contact name on his Confederate Home records.
Pierce died January 30, 1910 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.