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 Richard Waterhouse

Richard Waterhouse

Birth
Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Mar 1876 (aged 44)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Jefferson, Marion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 11105 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Rhea County, Tennessee, he ran away from home to fight in the Mexican War. On his return, he moved with his parents in 1849 to San Augustine, Texas, working with his father in the family business until the Civil War. On May 13, 1862, he was commissioned Colonel of the 19th Texas, a regiment he had helped recruit, and through 1863 he served in Arkansas and Louisiana. At Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, on August 18, 1862, he won high commendations from Brigadier General Henry E. McCulloch for leading a determined charge against Federal troops within artillery range of Union gunboats. Commanding a regiment in Brigadier General William R. Scurry's brigade, Major General John G. Walker's division, he participated in the battles at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill during the Red River Campaign in spring 1864, being singled out for praise by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor. Favorably impressed, General E. Kirby Smith, commanding the Trans-Mississippi Department, appointed him Brigadier General to rank from April 30, 1864. The promotion was not confirmed by Confederate President Jefferson Davis until March 17, 1865 and by the Confederate Senate until the 18th, the last day the legislators were in session before the government collapsed. After the war, he lived in San Antonio and in Jefferson, Texas, where he speculated in land. He died from pneumonia contracted after falling down a set of hotel stairs on a trip to Waco.

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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Waterhouse (12 Jan 1832–20 Mar 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11105, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Marion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .