|Dr. John Job Canon enlisted August 24,1861, Livingston Texas as a private,
Company K 5th Texas Infantry, Hoods Brigade. He gave his residence as
Moscow, Texas, and his occupation as a M.D. J.J. Canon was appointed
Assistant Regimental Surgeon. He was discharged Nov.6, 1861, for a
disability. He re-enlisted March 10, 1862 in Company F, 22nd Texas Infantry,
Hubbard's Battalion. He was appointed Adjutant of the Battalion. When
re-organized into a Regiment, J.J. Canon was promoted to Lt.Col, and in
Command of the Regiment due to Hubbard's absence. He led the rear guard for
Walkers Division in La. He was wounded at Mansfield, La in the shoulder on
April 8, 1864. J.J. Canon was wounded again in skirmishes in Arkansas. J.J.
Canon was in Command of the Regiment when it disbanded in Houston, Texas in
May 1865. Surrendered by E. Kirby Smith on June 2, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.
Submitted by Rodney Bode
Texans in the Civil War