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Asberry Franklin Eddleman

 

Private Asberry F. Eddleman - Age 18 upon enlistment with Co. C, 10th Texas Infantry, at Virginia Point, Galveston, Texas, on October 25, 1861. A native of Georgia, he was born on January 17, 1843; Asbury was recruited at Buchannan, Johnson County, Texas, on October 16th.

Private Eddleman was captured at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, on January 11,1863, arriving at Camp Douglas Prison near Chicago, Illinois, on January 29th. Pvt. Eddleman was paroled for exchange on April 1, 1863, then was exchanged at City Point, Virginia, on April 7th. He received clothing at the C.S.A. Hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, on April 26, 1863.

Private Eddleman surrendered as a member of Co. D, Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade near Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 28, 1865. Eddleman married at Johnson County Texas on September 10, 1868.

At age 71, Eddleman applied for a Soldier's Pension at Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, on September 17, 1925. He had been an invalid, in bed for the last 12 years. His application was approved on September 25, 1925 Eddleman testified on behalf of James W. Bransom's application for a Soldier's Pension on June 3, 1926; testifying that they served together and deserved a pension.

Asberry F. Eddleman died of old age in his home at Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, on March 28, 1932. Mrs. M. A. Eddleman applied for a Widow's Pension in April 1932. Her application was approved on April 12, 1932. Mrs. Eddleman, being senile, died in her home on February 14, 1938; her son, R. N. Eddleman, had been living with her.

The following extract was written by Asberry F. Eddleman in his own words in 1895 it was part of a short family history that he wrote. No correction of spelling or punctuation has been made by the editor.

Asberry F. Eddleman son of David and Elizabeth Eddleman was born Jan 17, 1843, in the State of Georgia. He moved from there to Arkansas when about 3 or 4 years old. When 10 years of age, he moved to Dallas, Texas and in the spring of 1854 he moved to Parker County, then unorganized. In 1856 he moved to Johnson County and lived there until the Summer of 1861, when the Civil War came up. He joined the Confederate Army and went into Capt. Will Shannon's Company Co. C. They went to Galveston and went into Nelsons 10th Texas Regiment. In the Spring of 1862 they were ordered to Arkansas and remained near Little Rock until fall. They were then sent to Arkansas Post and after a hard fought battle he with others was taken prisoner and sent to Chicago. This was in the first of Jan. 1863. He stayed there until Spring and was exchanged and sent to Petersburg, Va. And from there was sent to the Tennessee Army and stayed with them until that Army surrendered near Rawleigh N.Carolina in 1865.

He never missed a battle after he went into that army until the end of the war.

He fought in the following Battles. Arkansas Post 1863, Elk river Tenn, MacKlimac Cave, Chicamauga Ga. Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Tunnell Hill, Dug Gap, Ressaca Ga, Dallas Ga, Gilgath church, Kenesaw Mountain, Chatthootchie river, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta Ga July 21, near Atlanta Julty 22. Jonesboro Tenn, Altuna Mountain.

After the War he returned to his home in Texas, and went to work on a farm. On the 10th day of Sept. 1868 he married Millie Warren. They bought a farm near Village Creek near Caddo Peak. Eight children were born to them, as follows:

Wm. D. born June 15, 1869 (lived only 28 days)

James W. " Feb 2, 1871

Thomas W. " Jan. 21, 1873

Columbus E. " April 5, 1875

Grace E. " July 27, 1878

Ettie Z. " May 24, 1883

Reginald N. " July 10, 1880

Earl H. " Feb. 24, 1891