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Texas Brigade

On a down side, the follwoing article appeared in the Richmond [VA] Daily Examiner, 10 Oct 64, p. 1, c. 3:

"Another Pardon - The Governour has pardoned out of the Penitentiary William S. Isaacs, member of the Fourth Texas regiment, who was convicted at the last term of Judge Lyons' Court of the crime of stealing a horse the value of three thousand dollars, the property fo the Confederate States, and sentenced to one year's confinement in the Penitentiary. There were some mitigating circumstances in Isaac's case operating upon the jury that convicted him, which, being brought to bear upon the Gouvenour, influenced him to the extent of exercising his Executive perogative in his behalf. Isaacs returned to his command."

The Texas Brigade spent the winter of 1864-65 along the Intermediate Line east southeast of Richmond, in the neighborhood of the Charles City Road. Judge Lyons was the judge of the criminal court in Richmond.