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Civil War Soldiers - Maxey
|MAXEY, SAMUEL BELL, Texas.
Colonel, Ninth Texas Infantry, September —-, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., March 4, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., April 18, 1864.
Died at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, August 16, 1895.
From December 27, 1861, to March — , 1862, Superintendent of Indian
Affairs in Indian Territory, and commanding District of the Indian
Territory. In __, 1862, commanding brigade in Army of the Mississippi,
composed of the Forty-first Georgia, Twenty-fourth Mississippi, and
Ninth Texas Regiments, and Eldridge's Tennessee Battery of Light
Artillery, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps. In winter and spring of
1862-3, commanding brigade at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and commanding
brigade composed of the Fourth and Thirtieth Louisiana Regiments, the
Forty-sixth, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fifty-fifth Tennessee
Regiments, a Texas battalion of sharpshooters, and Fenner's Louisiana
Battery of Artillery. December 27, 1863, in command of District of the
Indian Territory, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Commanding
forces at battle of Poison Springs, Arkansas, April 18, 1864. March
14, 1865, commanding Division of Texas Cavalry in the District of
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Maxey, Samuel Bell, born in Kentucky, appointed from Kentucky cadet
United States Military Academy, July 1, 1842; graduated fifty- eighth
in a class of fifty-nine.
Brevet second lieutenant, Seventh Infantry, July 1, 1846.
Second lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, February 23, 1847; transferred to
Seventh Infantry, July 18, 1847.
Brevet first lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious
conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico.
Resigned September 17, 1849.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898