Joseph Helidorah Nettles

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Joseph Helidorah Nettles

Alabama, USA
Death 1 May 1890 (aged 58)
Lee County, Texas, USA
Burial Tanglewood, Lee County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46592721 · View Source
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CSA Veteran | Hood's Brigade
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Nettles, Jos. H., sick, sent to rear Sept. 17, 1862 (Antietam), duty with CSA Engineer Corps, June 1863, wounded Gettysburg (July 2, 1863) wounded (leg) (Wilderness) (May 6, 1864). Nothing further is given. Hood's Texas Brigade, 4th TX Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
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Miss Ruby recalled her little Grandmother telling her that Joseph Helidorah Nettles was born in Alabama. He had several brothers and sisters who died in a yellow fever epidemic during the Civil War. A surviving sister married a Muldrew and lived near Houston, Texas.

By 1861 Joseph was in Texas, where he enlisted for the duration of the Civil War in the Grimes Co. Greys, aka Co. G of the 4th Texas Infantry. The Fourth Texas was one of three Texas Regiments to serve in the famous Hood's Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. The Texas Brigade was often said to be the best under the Confederate flag.

Having been ill during the battle of Antietam (September 1862), which is considered by many to be "the bloodiest single day of the war," Joseph was then wounded on the second day of fighting at Gettysburg (02 July 1863), and again in the battle of the Wilderness (May 1864).

By 1870 he was living back in Texas, where he soon married a 19-year-old orphan from Mississippi who was twenty years his junior. A deed for 100 acres of land in the Daniel Walker League, bought from J.C. Coker, was filed by J.H. Nettles in Giddings on October 12, 1882. Later adjoining land was bought and here the family grew up. This was in the Cole Springs community west of Tanglewood.

"J.H. Nettles was not a well man due to hardships and exposure during the Civil War, and 01 May 1890, he succumbed to his illness. He was 58 years of age" and was buried in the Hugh Wilson Cemetery near Tanglewood. [extracted from an article written by Ruby Vance and published 19 April 1979 in The Giddings Times & News in Lee County, Texas]
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Joseph Helidorah Nettles
Pvt Co G 4 Texas Infantry
Confederate States Army
Mar 23 1832 - May 1 1890
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