Confederate Chaplains

Confederate Chaplains (HM17S)

Location: Round Rock, TX 78665 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 31.474', W 97° 38.016'

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Rev. Edward Hudson - Rev. John Hudson

Brothers, teachers, Presbyterian ministers. Came to Texas from Arkansas, 1856. Worked and lived in this county. Both are buried in Round Rock Cemetery.

In the Civil War, Rev. Edward Hudson in March 1862 joined Co. G, 6th Regiment, Confederate army. Wounded Oct. 1862 in battle of Corinth, was made chaplain afterwards, to succeed man killed in that same battle. In Aug. 1864, on duty in Georgia, was shot and critically wounded. Though crippled, preached and taught in various Texas counties until shortly before his death, Aug. 17, 1877.

Rev. John Hudson enlisted in April 1862 in Co. H 19th Texas Cavalry. Commissioned in March 1863, he served as chaplain for the rest of the war. After preaching here for many years, died Feb. 22, 1914.

On same pay and rations as privates, a chaplain had multiple duties: religious services, teaching men to read and write, counseling, sick visits, handling the mail, writing letters and reading to illiterates, removal of dead and wounded from the battlefield, baptisms, funerals.

The Hudsons may have been only Texas brothers enrolled in this valuable Confederate service.
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HM NumberHM17S
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Marker Number12702
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Texas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 631093 N 3377707
Decimal Degrees30.52456667, -97.63360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.474', W 97° 38.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 28.44" N, 97° 38' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3224-3230 US-79, Round Rock TX 78665, US
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