A Guide to the Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records, 1861-1862.
Brigadier General William Graham Webb (1824-1902) was a lawyer, soldier, and newspaperman from Georgia, who moved to La Grange, Texas, in 1844. He married Sarah Hill in 1848, and the couple had four children, including Eugenia Webb, mother to Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945).
After fighting during the Mexican War, Webb joined the Texas Militia and practiced law in La Grange. The 22nd Brigrade of the Texas Militia, consisting of Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties, formed in 1860 to fight for the Confederacy with Webb as brigadier general. Once the Civil War ended, Webb resumed his law practice and then bought the Daily Telegraph in Houston, where he acted as publisher and editor until 1873. He later ran a firm with his son Sam in Albany, Texas, and then practiced law in California.
Collection records names of officers, number of men in companies and their origin, inventory of arms, and remarks concerning the Twenty-second Brigade, Texas State Troops, under Brigadier General William Graham Webb in the early years of the Civil War. Also included are directives from headquarters printed separately and clipped from newspapers.
Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records, 1861-1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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