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Civil War Vets Indentified, Erath County photo

Please help identify Number "26" in the photo on:

Thanks to Joyce Whitis of Stephenville TX, we have identified 25 of the 26 Civil War Veterans shown in the July 11, 1924 photo taken on the steps to the north entrance to the Erath County Courthouse by Stephenville's famous photographer, Baxley. ..Let me know if you can identify Number "26" in the photo.

Please send the military unit/s (Confederate and probably a few Union) in which each of the following soldiers served, along with their vital data, i.e. full name, birth, death, marriage data, and number of children.
--, Bassett
J. L. Bird
J. A. Buntin
W. P. Chapman
J. A. Cherry
James Collins
J. F. Henderson
G. W. Ledia
F. M. Marrs
J. J. Marrs
John Martin
A. C. McAlister
Dr. J. B. McGauhy, McGaughey
G. L. McIlhany
N. McLaughlin
A. L. Murphy
W. P. Orr
W. H. Pate
Mac D. Reid
J. Matt Roberson
J. A. Shelton
T. B. Tudor
Mack Wilson
W. R. Wolverton
J. C. Wright
You may want to personally thank Joyce Chandler Whitis, who has several Confederate artifacts on display in her home showing her love for the Confederacy and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. ..She is particularly interested in the service of the 600 CSA veterans buried in Erath County, and invites you to send their stories, letters, and photos, etc. for her PatchWork column on:
The names of these men in the photo are:
(1) Dr. J.B. McGauhy; (2) J.C. Wright; (3) J.A. Cherry; (4) F.M. Marrs; (5) W.H. Pate; (6) G.W. Ledia; (7) W.P. Orr; (8) John Martin; (9) W.P. Chapman; (10) Mac D. Reid; (11) G.L. McIlhany; (12) N. McLaughlin; (13) James Collins; (14) W.R. Wolverton; (15) J.L. Bird; (16) T.B. Tudor; (17) A.L. Murphy; (18) A.C. McAlister; (19) J.F. Henderson; (20) J.J. Marrs; (21) J.A. Buntin; (22) -- Bassett (23) Mack Wilson; (24) J.A. Shelton; (25) J.Matt Roberson; (26) __.

Two photos were taken: one showed 25 men, while the other showed 26. The gent labeled "26" does not appear in the other photo although 25 are sitting in the same position in the second photo, implying that he was a late arrival.

Sorry, but no cigar:
Before November 11, 2007, the following listing of soldiers in the photo were sent by readers, but we did not know the date the photo was taken, Jul 11, 1924, when many Civil War soldiers had died. These may not be in the listing of 25, but they are some of the 600 known CSA vets buried in Erath County.
Jones Tidwell (1835 Dickson Co TN-1919 Erath Co TX) 22nd Cav-1st Indian-TX Regt, CSA; m-1868 Benton Co AR to Frances Moore, 3 ch.
Dallas Tidwell (1845 Dickson Co TN-1913 Mt. Pleasant Cem, Tolar, Hood Co TX) Wells' Battn, Good’s Cav, Daniels' Co A, CSA; m-1863 Lamar Co TX to Emily Allison
John Thomas Burnett (1843 Attala Co MS-1916 Daffau Cem, Erath Co TX, served Co D of Mississippi 30th Infantry Regt) of Clariette, Erath County; m-1861 to Sarah Elizabeth Walker, 11 ch.
Samuel Doebner (Selmir), who served in DeBray's 26th TX Cavalry, detached to the Navy and was on the vessel, "The Carr"; he lived in Erath County when this photo was taken.
James W. Pierce (1841-1910 Daffau Cem, Erath Co TX, served either in 1st or 36th Mississippi Infantry Regiments (possibly both units); m. Martha Elizabeth Carr, 4 ch.
John West Wood Sr. (Mar 11, 1828 Linden, Perry Co TN-Apr 2, 1900 Erath Co TX) and m-in Cass Co TX on Mar 29, 1851 to Sarah Jane Hamilton [Dec 29, 1830 TN‑Nov 17, 1913 Stephenville, Erath Co TX], dau of Amy Rice and James Hamilton. Also lived in Hunt Co TX. John West Wood's parents were Mary Polly Graham and Jeremiah Wood. Your editor's gggg-aunt was Mary Graham Wood and yes, my mother is a Graham and a direct descendant of [TST Brigadier] General Charles Graham (1792-1875) buried in Center Grove Cem, Cass Co TX. ... Photo sent by a descendant of John West Wood Sr.
Thank you again Joyce Whitis,
I hope you are as thrilled as I am to have identified 25 of the 26 soldiers in this photo.