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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.

Commands.
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
 


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