Capt Eugene Bartlett Millett

Capt Eugene Bartlett Millett

Birth
Washington County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Nov 1916 (aged 78)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 99409049 · View Source
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Although this memorial states he was born in the U.S., in fact he was born in Texas when it was an independent republic. This obituary is believed to have been published in The Confederate Veteran:
CAPT. EUGENE B. MILLETT
Death closed a long and valued life when Capt. Eugene B. Millett passed away on Oct. 18, 1916, at Los Angeles, Calif., while visiting his sister, Mrs. Lollie Smith. Captain Millett was born in Texas in April, 1838, and on March 22, 1862, he entered the service of the Confederate State, raising a company whose enlistments were from Guadalupe and Caldwell Counties, Tex. He was elected captain of the company (D.C. Burleson, a relative of the present Postmaster-General, was its first lieutenant) and went to the front as Captain of Company B, 32nd Texas Cavalry, commanded by Col. P.C. Woods, Debray's Brigade. This company and regiment took part in the Battle of Blair's Landing, on Red River, La. at that time the regiment was commanded by Col. Nat Benton, of Seguin, Texas.
After the close of the war Capt. Millett returned to his mother's home, in Guadalupe County, Tex., and engaged in the cattle business. From there he drifted to the West in the interest of his business several years ago. At the time his health began to fail, his only child, Mrs. Russell Bates, of Kanopolis, Kansas, went to New Mexico and persuaded him to make his home with her, but he gradually failed and died while on a visit to his sister. Thus passed from the scene of life's activity one of the most gallant defenders of the South's cause, as well as one of the most conspicuous figures of the section in which he lived.


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  • Created by: Roger Bartlett
  • Added: 22 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99409049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Eugene Bartlett Millett (25 Apr 1838–18 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99409049, citing Old Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Roger Bartlett (contributor 46615910) .