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⋆B★G⋆ Waterhouse, Richard

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Brigadier General
Forum Host
Apr 11, 2016
NE Georgia - SC
Richard Waterhouse

Born: January 12, 1832

Birthplace: Rhea County, Tennessee

Father: Unknown


Occupation before War:

Ran away from home as a teenager to serve in the Mexican War​
Served in Mexican War at the age of 19 years old​
Rejoined his family and lived in San Augustine, Texas​
1849 – 1861: Mercantile Businessman in San Augustine, Texas​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1864: Colonel of 19th Texas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Led a Charge against Federals at Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana​
1864: Participated in the Red River Campaign​
1864: Served in the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana​
1864: Served in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana​
1864: Appointed Brigadier General by General Edmund Kirby Smith​
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​

Occupation after War:

Land Speculator in San Antonio & Jefferson Texas​

Died: March 20, 1876

Place of Death: Waco, Texas

Cause of Death: Pneumonia due to fall down hotel steps

Age at time of Death: 44 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas

Grave Location: Old Section, Block C, Intersection of NW Corner of Magnolia and Moss Rose Avenues
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2nd Lieutenant
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
There were about 10 "generals" promoted by Gen. Kirby Smith but not confirmed by Richmond. Waterhouse was however finally sanctioned by Jefferson Davis (nearly a year later)
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