ALLCORN, T. J. (1838~1910) T. J. Allcorn, Confederate veteran, was born in Texas in 1838. On August 27, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Brenham, Texas and was mustered into service as a private in San Antonio on September 4, 1861. Allcorn first served in Captain H. A. McPhaills Company of the 2nd Regiment of Sibleys Brigade Texas Mounted Volunteers in New Mexico.
After Sibleys defeat in the West, the volunteers of the 2nd Regiment were assigned to the 5th Regiment of the Texas Cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
The 5th Cavalry fought in Louisiana at Coxs Plantation and Bayou Bourbeau. They troops were later moved to Huntsville, Texas, where they were disbanded before the Confederate surrender in June of 1865.
After the War, Allcorn returned to Brenham, where he worked as a farmer. On April 3, 1905, he was admitted into the Confederate Home in Austin. After living in the Home for 5 years, he died and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery. He had a nephew, W. A. Allcorn, who lived in Thorndale, Texas. According to his Confederate Home Roster, he was never married.
Information taken from Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate Home Roster and Civil War Soldier and Sailor System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.