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(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Wayne Hamilton Wounded at Battle of Murfreesboro

The Texas AlmanacWayne Hamilton wounded


Wayne Hamilton was my 3GGU. He was a member of Co D, 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry’s Texas Rangers) and was wounded at the Second Battle of Murfreesboro (The Battle of Stones River) on 31 Dec 1862. He died from his wounds 24 Jan 1863 at a Confederate military hospital in Ringgold, Georgia. His burial site is unknown.

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The Texas Almanac — “Extra.” (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 74, Ed. 1, Tuesday, March 31, 1863, Newspaper, March 31, 1863; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth78221 : accessed February 15, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas.