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Dunlap Hall

Obituary of J. J. Hall, Houston, Texas.

Capt. J. J. Hall, life Commander of Green's Brigade, a famous unit of the Confederate army, died at his home, in Houston, Tex., on August 20, at the age of seventy-nine years, He had been Commander of Dick Bowling Camp, U. C. V., for ten years.

Captain Hall was a native of Kentucky, but had become a thorough Texan by his long citizenship. During the War between the States he enlisted in the 4th Texas Cavalry, Company A, Green's Brigade, September 12, 1862. He was elected corporal at the organization of his company and later became lieutenant colonel. He took part in a number of engagements, among which were the battles of Val Verd, Glorietta, New Mexico, Yellow Bayou, Pleasant Hill. At the close of the war he returned to Victoria, where he married Miss Lizzie Dunlap. He went to Houston in 1892 and was a charter member of Dick Dowling Camp, organized in that year. Captain Hall was elected life President of Green's Brigade Association at Somerville last year, and he presided over the reunion meetings of the brigade held in Houston in June. Though very weak, his great interest in the brigade gave him strength for the occasion.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, and twelve grandchildren.

Members of Dick Dowling Camp attended the funeral in a body, and there were also present of the officers and members of the U. D. C. as well as G. A. R. veterans.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1920.

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