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Andrews Boles Casey Martin McCall

Obituary of C. G. Boles, Jacksonville, Texas.

C. G. Boles, a member of Camp J. J. A. Barber, No. 1555, U. C. V., died suddenly at his home, in Jacksonville, Tex., December 15, 1915, at the age of seventy-six years. He was born in Calhoun County, Ala., in 1839 and there grew to manhood. He was among the first to respond to the call to arms in 1861, enlisting in Captain Savage's compnay 19th Alabama Infantry, and followed the fortunes of this command in the Army of Tennessee until severely wounded in the battle of Chickamauga, September 19, 1863. His wound was so severe as to render him unable to perform the duty of a soldier for the remainder of the war, and he continued to suffer from it until the day of his death. In 1865 he was married to Miss Frances Elizabeth Andrews, of a prominent family of Alabama, who proceeded him to the grave more than a year. Four children survive him, a daughter and three sons, and his only brother, Capt. J. C. Boles, of Birmingham, Ala., now eighty-one years of age.

Comrade Boles removed to Texas in the winter of 1873 and had been an honored and exemplary citizen of Jacksonville and vicinity since that time. He was a member of the Masonic order, the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, and a member of our Camp since it was organized in 1904, always attending meetings and reunions when able to be there. He was perhaps the last survivor of the Confederate soldiers who witnessed the fligh of the Andrews Raiders when making their escape with the engine General at Kingston, Ga., in the spring of 1862.

[Committee: Albert Casey, T. T. Martin, E. S. McCall.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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