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Gill Wright

Obituary of James M. Gill, Ellis County, Texas.

James M. Gill, born in Greene County, Ala., June 18, 1842, was a son of Nathan Gill, a native of South Carolina. The family removed from Alabama to Arkansas, and there James M. Gill grew to manhood. At eighteen he enlisted in the Confederate service in Company G, 12th Arkansas Regiment, and his service was mainly east of the Mississippi River. He was taken prisoner at Island No. 10 and sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, where he remained five months before being sent to Vicksburg and exchanged. He was captured again at Port Hudson, but was soon paroled and sent home. After four months he was again exchanged and saw service on the west side of the Mississippi. His command looked after General Steele and kept him back until after Bank's defeat on Red River, then went to Marshal, Tex.

Mr. Gill went to Arkansas after the surrender, but in 1869 he removed to Texas and located in Ellis County. Here he was married to Miss Texas Wright, and to this union was born one son. Wife and son survive him. For some fifteen years the family have lived in Coleman County. Surviving comrades of Mr. Gill and asked to write to his son, E. W. Gill, Santa Anna, Tex.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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