Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2nd Texas Infantry, Company C, Bayland Guards-- Part 3: Sam Houston, Jr.

Colonel Ashbel Smith was wounded.  Sam Houston, Jr., 19, went missing in the action when he was wounded, but the bullet struck his metal-covered New Testament his mother had given him.

A Union chaplain found him and noted the inscription on the New Testament and, knowing his importance, gave him special care.

Sam Houston, Jr., was sent to Camp Douglas in Illinois, survived and returned home in September 1862.

The people who write this application are asking for the marker to the Bayland Guards and they did get it in 2010.

--Old Secesh

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