Baylor, Col. George Wythe b. August 24, 1832 d. March 24, 1916 Confederate Military Officer, Texas Ranger. Born in Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation. His father died when he was 2 and by 1845, he and his family had lived in numerous locations. As an adult, he continued this restless lifestyle, never staying in one place for very long. In 1845, he moved to Texas to live with his brother, John Robert Baylor near La Grange, in Ross Prairie. He attended Rutersville College and later attended Baylor University at Independence, Texas. He worked for a short time as a...[Read More] (Bio by: H M G) Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 3 Lot 45 GPS coordinates: 29.4207306, -98.4639130 (hddd.dddd)
Bee Jr., Gen. Barnard Elliott [cenotaph] b. February 8, 1824 d. July 22, 1861 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. One of the first general officers to be killed in the American Civil War, he is best remembered for inspiring the famous nickname "Stonewall" upon then Brigadier General Thomas J. Jackson at the First Battle of Bull Run (also known as First Manassas). Born in Charleston, South Carolina to a prominent family of English ancestry, he moved with his family to Pendleton, South Carolina in 1833, where he attended the Pendleton Academy. Three years later, his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Bee Family Plot.
Bee, Gen. Hamilton Prioleau b. July 22, 1822 d. October 3, 1897 Politician, Confederate Civil War Brigadier General. Born in Charleston, South Carolina to a prominent family of English ancestry, he moved with his family to Pendleton, South Carolina in 1833. In 1836, when he was 14 years old, his family moved to Texas where his father was a leader in the Texas Revolution against Mexico. At age 17, he was appointed as secretary for the commission that determined the border between the US and the Republic of Texas. In 1843, Texas President Sam Houston sent him...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 29.4199295, -98.4633865 (hddd.dddd)
Ford, Col. John Salmon 'Rip' b. May 26, 1815 d. November 3, 1897 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in South Carolina to William and Harriet Ford. He grew up on a plantation in Lincoln County, Tennessee. John was a good student and by the age of 16 was qualified to teach, but instead he went on to study medicine in Shelbyville, Tennessee, this is where he would meet his wife, Mary Davis. This union would end in divorce. John decided to move to Texas in 1836, then fighting for its independence from Mexico, joining in Texas Army and serving until 1838...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 29.4199600, -98.4636536 (hddd.dddd)
Young, William Hugh b. January 1, 1838 d. November 27, 1901 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Booneville, Missouri, he moved with his parents to Texas and was educated at McKenzie College. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he was at the University of Virginia, when he returned to Texas and was elected a Captain in the Confederate 9th Texas Infantry. In April 1862, he fought at the Battle of Shiloh and after which, he was promoted Colonel in command of the regiment. He led the 9th Texas in the battles of Perryville, Kentucky...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 29.4200897, -98.4636688 (hddd.dddd)