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Texas Troops Buried in Oakwood

Thhnks to all those who responded to my request for unit IDs. Seems my thought of narrowing my work is out the window. None-the-less, this project is beginning to get quite depressing.

I'm running into quite a few cases of fellows of all ages enlisting and within weeks becoming sick, some dying within another few weeks, others lingering in and out of hospital for extended periods of time before passing on.

A case in point is Pvt. Frey -

Charles Frey, Pvt., Co. A, 5th Texas Infantry, enlisted, age 28, March 12, 1862 at Houston, Texas sent to Sick Camp Richmond, April 28, 1862, admitted General Hosptial Petersburg, Depenteria A. June 25, 1862, returned to duty June 30, 1862, admitted Chimborazo Hospital No. 3 August 26, 1862 Diarrhoea, returned to duty November 21, 1862, admitted to General Hospital No. 11 November 22, 1862, returned to duty November 29, admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 4 "December 12, 1862, died December 20, 1862, bronchites & disease of the heart, "was suddently seized with palpitation of heart, died in a few hours."

Further complicating this task is the fact that hospital authorities recorded his name as C. Fry which was the name attached to burial records. Additionally faded records have him in Co. F of regiment No. 5 and he is recorded with Texas troops. There is no Fry in the 5th Texas, but a Frey and he is in Co. A not F, a recognizable transcriptional error. Voila!

George Martin