Texas State Cemetery
BORN IN PATRICK COUNTY, VA.
NOVEMBER 23, 1827
CAME TO TEXAS IN 1852
DIED WHILE VISITING IN MINERAL WELLS
SEPTEMBER 9, 1912
JOHN A. WHARTON
MAJOR GENERAL C.S.A.
JULY 5, 1829
APRIL 6, 1865
John A. Wharton
Came to Texas from Tennessee.
Orator, Jurist, and Prosecutor. Delegate
Texas Secession Convention 1861.
Confederate Army as Captain Company
Terry's Texas Rangers. After Terry
Killed Wharton Elected Colonel and
this Famous Regiment Battle Shiloh
Kentucky Campaign 1862. Twice Wounded
and Made Brigadier General for
in Action. Promoted Major General
after brilliant Fighting Chickamauga
Campaign. Gallantry Led Cavalry Corps
Red River Campaign to Prevent
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