|James F. Henry enlisted 5-62 at Rusk, Texas for 12 months, however he was in for the long haul. His commanding officer was W.G. Engledow, Captain. O.M. Roberts, commander, CSA. This company began at Old Knoxville, Texas in August 1862. W.G. Engledow was elected Captain, W.W. Hill, First Lieutenant, Wes Stephens, 2nd Lieut., and W.A. Dew, 3rd, Lieut. The regimental officers were O.M. Roberts, Colonel, J. H. Jones, Lieut.,Col., N. J. Caraway, Major.
N.J. Caraway was killed at Jenkins Ferry and Captain Engledow was promoted to Major, he holding the office of Lieut. Col. at the close of the war. Lieut. Hill became Captain. W.A. Dew was killed at Pleasant Hill and John C, Tarbutton was elected by promotion to 3rd. Lieut. and was lst Lieut. when disbanded at Hempstead, Texas.
Rev. William Porter Henry, Cumberland Presbyterian minister along with Jesse Davidson, the local blacksmith at Old Knoxville, wagon-freighted the supplies for this regiment from Old Knoxville to Rusk, Texas in Feb. 1862. Rev. Henry was the father of James F. Henry.
After the war, James F. Henry, returned to Old Knoxville and married Ellen Smith, daughter of James Smith. James and Ellen had the following children: Wesley, Hurshell,. Annie and J.B.
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Texans in the Civil War