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The son of a Baptist minister moved to Waco, Texas, in the 1850s. He was captured at the Battle of Fort Donelson, but was freed in an exchange of prisoners in August 1862. He fought in the Vicksburg Campaign and at Chickamauga, the Battle of Missionary Ridge, and distinguishly at the Battle of New Hope Church.
On November 30, 1893, his body was moved to Granbury, Texas, a town named after him.
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