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Collier Powell Sigle Wathen

Report of Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Baird, Texas.

At a meeting the Memorial Committee of A. S. Johnston Camp at Baird, Tex., composed of John Collier and W. C. Powell, presented resolutions in honor of two true and faithful members, R. E. Wathen and E. Sigle, from which the following is taken:

"R. E. Wathen, a native Kentuckian, fought with General Morgan until captured with him hear Salineville, Ohio, in 1863, as a member of Company K, 8th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry. After his capture and prison term, from which he returned South, his regiment was never reorganized, but fought with the Orphan Brigade and was found wherever fighting was to be done until it had won distinction in the Southern army as being among the best fighters. And to say that this comrade fought at Perryville shows the character of his mettle. Comrade Wathen was born in Marion County, Ky., and died in El Paso, Tex., January 10, 1916, being nearly seventy-five years old. In his death the Camp has lost a devoted member, who had shown his faithfulness in serving as Commander for several terms.

"Comrade E. Sigle was born in Russia in 1835 and came to America in 1850. He joined the Confederate army in 1861 in Louisiana and served throughout the war. He came to Baird in 1881 and there resided until his death."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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