Willis Stokes Dorris

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W. S. Dorris
Co. E. Waul's Legion
Jan 10, 1911
Aged 73 yrs.
Full Name: Willis Stokes Dorris
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:13
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: January 3, 1838 
Died: January 8, 1911 
Burial Date: January 10, 1911 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1849 
Residence: Milam Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 15, 1892 
Regiment: Waul's Legion 

DORRIS, WILLIS STOKES (1838 ~ 1911). Confederate veteran W.S. Dorris was born in Greensboro, Alabama on January 3, 1838.

During the Civil War he belonged to Company E, Waul's Legion. Before joining Waul's Legion, Dorris served six months on Galveston Island. He was in Colonel Timmon's Regiment. He fought at Fort Pemberton and from there moved to Vicksburg. In the Vicksburg Campaign he was wounded three times. His wounds consisted of head injury, an injury to his left side and an injury that caused permanent damage to his wrist. Mr. Dorris was taken prisoner on July 4, 1865 and was paroled on July 9th. After being exchanged, he moved back to Texas.

Dorris originally moved to Texas in 1849, and lived in Milam County. He was a unmarried farmer when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He was admitted to the Home twice. The first time was on March 15, 1892, and was later released on May 15, 1895. He was readmitted to the Home on July 12, 1897 where he died January 11, 1911.

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