ROLL OF HONOR
NAMES OF SOLDIERS
WHO DIED IN
DEFENCE OF THE AMERICAN UNION
INTERRED IN THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS; CENTRAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS;
RIO GRANDE DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS;
CAMP FORD, TYLER TEXAS; AND CORPUS
" Oh wrap him in that banner proud,
To keep whose honor bright he died;
None other fit for soldier's shroud
Than our flag of stars-- our nation's pride!
And lay his sword down by his side,
Its work is well and nobly done;
Our flag today floats high with pride-
The glorious battle's dearly won".
WASHINGTON, D. C.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
ROLL OF HONOR
GENERAL ORDER QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE No. 32 May 1, 1866.
The following report of Brevet Lieut. Col. James M. Moore, Assistant Quartermaster, United States Army, upon the cemeteries in the Eastern District of Texas; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas; and Corpus Christi, Texas with the names of the martyrs there interred, is published by authority of the Secretary of War for the information of their surviving comrades and friends.
M. C. MEIGS Quartermaster General, Brevet Major General, U. S. A.
ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,
DEPOT OF WASHINGTON, NO. 151 G STREET, NEAR 21st
Washington, D. C. , March 30, 1866.
GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith, for publication, records of deceased United States soldiers interred in the Eastern District of Texas; Central District of Texas; Rio Grande District, Department of Texas; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas; and Corpus Christi, Texas, alphabetically arranged, three letter index.
In the Eastern District of Texas interments have been made at the following places: "Houston, Jasper, near Hempstead and Galveston".
In the Central District of Texas, "City Cemetery, San Antonio, ; Hospital Cemetery, Indianola; near Wissequere's house, six miles N. W. of Victoria; near Railroad Depot, Victoria; near Green Lake; in open lot, Lavaca Cemetery; Odd-Fellows' Cemetery near Victoria; enclosed cemetery north of church, Lavaca; one mile right of burying ground, Matagorda; upper burying-ground west of Indianola; public cemetery west of Indianola; new bridge across Powderhorn Bayou; burying-ground at Matagorda.
In the Rio Grande District, Department of Texas; Near old Fort Brow, Brownsville, Brazos Santiago; Edinburgh; Ringgold Barracks, Roma".
Scattered as these places are over a large extent of territory, it was not considered advisable to disinter the remains and remove them to a central cemetery.
No difficulty is known to exist to prevent the identity of each grave.
I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES M. MOORE Brevet Lieut. Colonel and Assist. Quartermaster U. S. A.
Brevet Major General M. C. MEIGS,
Quartermaster General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.
. In 1909, Fort Brown in Brownsville was closed. The bodies of Civil War soldiers were moved to Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville, LA in 1911. All of the Civil War soldiers who were originally buried in the various departments of Texas have been moved to Alexandria, LA. , or claimed by family and friends.