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Co. G. 4. Tex. Cav.
Died May 11, 1910
Aged 68 yrs.
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
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||May 11, 1910
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||June 12, 1902
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BECKER, WILLIAM (1842 ~ 1910). Confederate veteran William Becker was born in Germany in 1842 and moved to Texas in 1851.
During the Civil War he belonged to Company G, 4th Texas Cavalry, Sibley's and Green's Brigade. The 4th Texas Cavalry was also known as Reily's Cavalry Regiment. The 4th was organized in September 1861. Sibley's Brigade took part in the New Mexico Campaign, Valverde, and Glorieta Pass.
Sibley's Brigade combined with Green's Cavalry Brigade. General E.K. Smith surrendered the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1865.
Becker lived in Giddings, Lee County where he was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a widowed blacksmith who suffered from old age and "rupture" when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 12, 1902.
Becker died May 11, 1910 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.