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Obituary of W. A. Fletcher, Beaumont, Texas.

W. A. Fletcher was born in St. Landry Parish, La., in 1837, and died January 4, 1915. Early in 1861 he enlisted in Company F, 5th Texas Volunteer Infantry, Hood's Brigade, and participated in the battle of First Manassas. He was also at Second Manassas, where he was badle wounded, When able to return to duty he was transferred to the 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's), in which he served until the close of the war. He was captured once and placed in prison, from which he escaped and joined his command, At the close of the war he returned to Beaumont, Tex., and commaneced life anew. Being industrious and economical, he amassed a competency. Always in the forefront for the upbuilding of his home town, he lived to see a flourishing city, Beaumont has lost one of its most promient citizens and our Camp a worthy member.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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