{⋆★⋆} BG Gano, Richard M.

Richard Montgomery Gano

Born: June 17, 1830

Birthplace: Bourbon County, Kentucky

Father: Rev. John Allen Gano 1805 – 1887
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​

Mother: Mary Catherine Conn 1810 – 1891
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​

Wife: Martha “Mattie” J. Welch 1832 – 1895
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​


William Beriah Gano 1854 – 1913​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
John Thomas Gano 1856 – 1891​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Clarence Welch Gano 1858 – 1906​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Samuel E. Gano 1859 – 1860​
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​
Kate Gano McLaurin 1862 – 1944​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Fannie C. Gano 1864 – 1864​
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​
Maurice Dudley Gano 1865 – 1927​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Sidney Johnston Gano 1867 – 1921​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Robert Lee Gano 1867 – 1911​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​
Frank Allen Gano 1871 – 1874​
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​
Martha “Matie” Clara Gano Lightfoot 1873 – 1903​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas)​


Attended Bacon College in Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Attended Bethany College in Bethany, Kentucky​
1849: Graduated from Louisville Medical University​

Occupation before War:

Medical Doctor in Kentucky​
Medical Doctor in Baton Rogue, Louisiana​
Medical Doctor for Louisiana State Prison for two years​
Farmer and Stock raiser in Grapevine Prairie, Texas​
Medical Doctor in Grapevine Prairie, Texas​
Interested in introducing Kentucky race horse breeds to Texas​
Texas State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain of Grapevine Volunteers Cavalry​
1862: Major of a Confederate Cavalry Squadron​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 7th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Lexington, Kentucky​
1863: Participated in Morgans Raid​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia​
1863: Captured and Occupied Waldron, Arkansas​
1864: Wounded in arm during the Battle of Moscow, Arkansas​
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Cavalry Regiment​
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Occupation after War:

Minister of the Disciples of Christ and Stock Raiser in Dallas, Texas​
Established Churches in North Texas and Kentucky​
Active in the Prohibition Movement of the 1880's​
General Businessman in the Real Estate Business​
Director of Bankers and Merchants National Bank in Dallas, Texas​
Active in United Confederate Veterans​

Died: March 27, 1913

Place of Death: Dallas, Texas

Age at time of Death: 82 years old

Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

Grave Location: Section 3 – Lot 63
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
It sounds like he was wounded a second time at the 2nd battle of Cabin Creek. Gen. Kirby Smith called his forces combined with Stand Waties cavalry "one of the most brilliant raids of the entire war". He was later recommended for promotion to Major General but the war ended before this could be acted upon.

Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Nov 8, 2018
Palm Coast, Florida
Very interesting commander. He first served under Morgan in Kentucky, before transferring across the mississippi to command Texas cavalry.
Also, that first picture reminds me of Atun-Shei...