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Obituary of James G. Hamblett, Houston, Texas.

Col. James G. Hamblett, formerly of Mason, Tenn., died at his home in Houston, Tex., on March 11, 1920. He had gone to that city about a year ago in search of health.

Colonel Hamblett was a well-known figure in the State of Tennessee, where he had lived for more than sixty years, and his loss was keenly felt, particularly in Confederate circles, as he was closely affiliated with many Confederate organizations. A gentleman of the old school, he bore the stamp of the Southlands true aristocracy and met the last foe in the same fearless way he marched into battle back in the sixties. He served the Confederacy as a member of Company B, Forrest's command. In 1907 he was made a colonel and assistant commissary general on the staff of Gen. George W. Gordon, commanding the United Confederate Veterans. After the war he was still a Confederate in heart, soul, and purse, devoted to his county's need and always faithful to the cause for which he fought. He was the proud father of a veteran of the Spanish-American War and of three veterans of the great World War, and at his own request he was laid away in the uniform he so proudly wore as a Confederate.

After the simple but beautiful services at the family residence by the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, to which he belonged, the burial services were concluded by the Masons, of which he was a lifelong member.

Colonel Hamblett is survived by his wife, six sons, and three daughters, also a sister and a brother.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1920.

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