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Branson Uhl

Obituary of Thomas Uhl, Wheatland, Dallas County, Texas.

At his home, in Dallas County, near Wheatland, Tex., Thomas Uhl died on February 15, 1916. He was born in Allegany County, Md., February 24, 1840, and thus lacked but a few days of having completed his seventy-sixth year. He was left an orphan at the age of six years and went to Texas in 1858 with a herd of sheep. Enlisting in the Confederate army in September, 1861, as a member of Company F, 6th Texas Cavalry, Sul Ross's regiment, he served with this command until the close of the war. His comrades honored him many years with the position of President of the Ross Brigade Association. When it was consolidated with Granbury's and Ector's Brigades at Ennis last August, he was elected First Vice President of the new organization. He was a recognized leader in all the annual meetings. Comrade Uhl married Miss Emily Branson in 1867; and of their three children, a son survives, with the mother.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At his burial twenty-six Confederate veterans acted as honorary pallbearers. In his death Dallas County has lost one of its oldest and most highly honored citizens and his family a devoted husband and father; his comrades, one whom they will sadly miss.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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