Texas State Cemetery
Pictures by Martin Gauthier
GEN. WILLIAM P.
in Williamson County, Tenn
November 4, 1816
April 8, 1898
He came to TEXAS in 1835
and served in every military struggle.
A VETERAN OF FOUR WARS
Wm. P. HARDEMAN
Sept. 24, 1841
Mar. 13, 1911
William P. Hardeman, Indian fighter, frontiersman, explorer.
Veteran, Texas Revolution Cordova Rebellion and Mexican war.
Entered Confederate Army 1861 as Captain 4th Tex. Mounted Volunteers, served 1862 New Mexico campaign
to secure gold and access to Pacific. Role in brilliant cavalry charge battle Valverde made him
Colonel. Led brigade Red River Campaign 1864 to stop invasion Texas. Promoted Brigadier General 1865.
First superintendent State Confederate Home. Known affectionately as "Old Gotch",
a rugged fighter and southern gentleman.
Erected by the State of Texas 1963