Military

Company K - Texas Second Infantry CSA

Company K Infantry of Confederate States of America,
Company K Was In Fourteen Battles of the Civil War.

Note:  The following article was in the Edna newspaper (reprinted from 1910 - 1911)
in 1963 that was in the possession of an aunt of Bill Matthews.  Reprinted here with permission.

Last week we promised to give, as complete as possible, a list of members
of Co. "K", the first military company organized in Texana during the Civil War. 
At that time we did not realize that any member of this famous band
resided in Edna, and we were relying on "Uncle" Martin Vincent to furnish
us with the names, as he was able to call off from memory many of the
names.  Maj. L. Garrett, a prominent and life long citizen of this county
and city, saw the list of officers published last week and naturally was
deeply interested in it, as he was a charter member of the company and
served in it throughout the entire struggle.  Another old veteran, who was
likewise a charter member and served the full time, happened to be visiting
in Edna at this time.  He is W. G. Brook, now of Logan Point, La., and is
visiting his brother-in-law, W. J. Evans, of this city.  For four years
Major Garrett, who was sergeant, called the roll for Co "K", and Mr. Brook
said that he never used a list, but called every man's name from memory.
With the aid of Maj. Garrett, Mr. Brook and "Uncle" Martin Vincent, the
Herald is able to give this week 79 of the original 82 men who composed Co
"K".

There are only four known living members of this company.  They are Maj.
Garrett, Edna; W. G. Brook, Logans Point, La.; Jim Fluery, Blessing; Bob
Fluery, Palacios; and perhaps Wiley Coleman.

Similar information is in the book on the 2nd Texas Inf. by Joseph Chance.
I also have copies from the National Archives for the military records for
E.A. Matthews and his brother-in-law Leander Garrett - all of which show
they were in Co K, 2nd Texas Inf.  (Leander is buried in the Edna City
Cemetery with his second wife).

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