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Re: R.M. Houston, 1st Batn. AL Cadets

I suspect there is a tie between these two men. I do not find Robert McClung Houston in the Compiled Service Records, at Footnote, for the 1st Alabama Infantry.

I was right, see:

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Title Houston, Robert McClung. ,
Gen. note Born: January 6, 1847, Livingston, Alabama.
Note Died: February 10, 1927; Meridian, Mississippi
Note Service Unit: 1st Battalion Alabama Cadets, Company A.
Note Confederate Veteran: v. 35, p. 183.
Subject - Personal Houston, Robert McClung. , d. February 10, 1927.
Subject - Topical Veterans -- Virginia.
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Added Entry Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number 001267451


R. M. Houston, Private, Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Cadets, enlisted July 28, 1864 at Mobile by Captain P. Williams for the duration of the war, present at October 31, 1864 muster, "Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War of Co. A, 1 Battln. Ala. Cadets, Genl. Holtzclaw's Brigade, Confederate States Army, commanded by Lieut. Dick Roper, surrendered at Citronella, Ala., by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C. S. A., to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U. S. A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Meridian, Miss., Mau 13, 1865

Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Cadets, known as "Pelham Cadets" - attached to 1st Mobile Vols. as Co. B and finally to the 1st Battalion

Record of Events, Company A, 1st Batt. Cadets Ala Vols

Co. B, subsequently Co. A, Muster Roll for the period Aug.24 to Dec. 31, 1863, stationed at Mobile [at the end of the period]

Mustered into the CS service for local defense July 23, 1863. Ordered into active service Aug. 24,1863

_________ to Nov 1, 1863, stationed at Mobile

Dec 31 1863 to Apr 1, 1864, stationed at Mobile

May 1 to June 30, 1864, stationed at Mobile

Sept 1 to Oct 31, 1864, stationed at Mobile

M311; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama


Robert McClung Houston

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 4/15/1864 as a Private.

On 4/15/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. AL 1st Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Estimated day of enlistment)

Other Information:
born 1/6/1847 in Livingston, AL
died 2/10/1927 in Meridian, MS
Buried: Meridian, MS

(Married Mollie Hogshead in 1873)

After the War he lived in Meridian, MS

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine [1927]
- Photo from Confederate Veteran Magazine

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