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Stephen Heard Darden
Birth: Nov. 19, 1816
Death: May 16, 1902

Confederate States Congressman. Born in Fayette County, Mississippi, he moved to Texas and purchased land on the Guadalupe River, in 1841. He became a prominent Texas politician and served two terms in the Texas State Senate. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army and was appointed Colonel in command of the 5th Infantry Regiment, on the Texas Gulf Coast. In 1863, he resigned from the Army when elected to the Second Confederate Congress, serving until 1865. As a Confederate Congressman, he served on the Naval Affairs Committee, fought against taxation and the confiscation of slaves for public works. After the war, he returned to his Gonzales County farm and was appointed Texas comptroller of public accounts, serving (1874-81). He also assisted in organizing the Texas State Democratic Party and was secretary of the Texas Veteranís Society, from 1886 until his death at age 85 in Wharton, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Texas State Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Republic Hill Section 1 Row V Plot 4
GPS (lat/lon): 30.1592, -97.43649
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18195
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- Blue Lady
 Added: May. 16, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: May. 16, 2016
For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 16, 2016
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