J. G. Dillahay

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J. G. Dillahay
Co. K. 15 Tex. Cav.
March 30, 1910
Aged 85 yrs.
Full Name: J. G. Dillahay
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:27
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1825 
Died: March 30, 1910 
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Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Saddler 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1847 
Residence: Reeves Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: January 13, 1896 
Brigade: Roan's 
Regiment: 15th Texas Cavalry 

DILLAHAY, J. G. (1825 ~ 1910). Confederate veteran J.G. Dillahay was born in Alabama in 1825.

During the Civil War he served in Company K, 15th Texas Cavalry, Roan's Brigade. The 15th Texas Cavalry was also known as the 32nd Texas Cavalry. The 15th Texas Cavalry was organized at McKinney in early 1862. They surrendered at Arkansas Post in January 1863. In April of the same year the unit was exchanged. From July 1863 to April 1865 the 15th Texas Cavalry consolidated with the 6th and 10th Infantry Regiments. On April 9, 1865 the 6th, 7th and 10th Infantry Regiments and the 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th Cavalry Regiments consolidated into the 1st Infantry Regiment. The 15th participated in some of the more important battles of the Civil War including Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville.

Dillahay moved to Texas in 1847 and lived in Reeves County. He was a widowed saddler who suffered from rheumatism and the loss of one arm when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He was admitted and readmitted on several occasions before he died March 30, 1910.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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