NASH, W. D. (1830 ~ 1910). Confederate veteran W.D. Nash was born in Georgia in 1830.
During the Civil War, Nash served in Company D, 18th Texas Infantry, Waul's Legion. The 18th was formed in May of 1862 and was part of the Trans-Mississippi Department. The 18th participated in many minor engagements around Texas and Louisiana.
The 18th fought in the Red River Campaign late in the war, including major engagements at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. By the time the Trans-Mississippi Department surrendered, the 18th had already disbanded at Hempstead in May of 1865.
Nash moved to Texas in 1846 and lived in Victoria, Victoria County. He was a widower when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home. He was admitted and readmitted to the Home several times.
His first admittance was on January 6, 1897 and he was released at his own request on May 5, 1908. He was readmitted on September 6, 1910.
Nash died at the Home on November 23, 1910 and he was buried in the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.