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741. Charles Jefferson HADEN409 was born in 1840. He died on 20 July 1863 at the age of 23 in Jackson, Hines County, Mississippi.1

So many members of this family have been elusive regarding the census. The final report of the estate of father Joseph Haden, April 1862, states that Charles J. Haden is one of the heirs that he resides in Texas, post office unknown to his brothers Joseph and William Haden who were executors of the estate. Yet is he said to have died at Corinth, MS during the War. I can find no Charles Haden [or alternate spellings] of the approximate age in Alabama, Mississippi, or Texas, in 1860.

Found on Service record of C. J. Haden.
C. J. Haden enlisted as a Private in Capt. Jim Clark's Company, Crump's Batt'n Mounted Vols. He was age 21. He enlisted at Camp Crump, Marion County, TX on 4 Nov 1861. He was 17 miles from the rendezvous: his horse valued at $30, equipment at $25.
A note at the bottom of the Muster Roll card states that Clark's Company became Company K , 3rd Regiment Texas Cavalry The 3rd (also known as the 15th ) Regiment was first organized 4 Nov 1861, as the 1st Battalion Texas Cavalry. It was increased to a regiment, by the addition of independent companies and dismounted 8 May 1862.
Several Muster Cards attest to Pvt. C. J. Haden's presence.
The last card for July & Aug, 1863, states his enlisted and that he was paid 1 Mar 1863.
Remarks: Died July 20, 1863 at hospital, Jackson, MS.

The Handbook of Texas Online gives additional information about the Third Texas. It was first mustered into Confederate service at Dallas on 13 Jun 1861. The men were recruited from a dozen northeast Texas counties. The unit had over 1000 men and officers. They first went across Indian Territory to join G. Benjamin McCulloch near Springfield, July of 1861 [this would have been prior to the formation of Clark's Company and the enlistment of Charles]. They participated in the confederate victories at Wilson's Creek, MO, 10 Aug 1861. C. J. Haden enlisted in November of 1861, and they were engaged in a battle at Chustenahlah, IT, 26 Dec 1861. The unit was present, but not engaged on 7 & 8 Mar, 1862, at Pea Ridge, AR, where McColloch lost his life. They had been consolidated with Sterling Price's command prior to Pea Ridge and were absorbed into the army of Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn and transferred to Corinth, MS in the spring of 1862. Camped in fever-ridden campgrounds, 43 troopers died from disease at Corinth. The regiment played a significant role in the evacuation of Corinth, 29-30 May, 1862. The regiment was reorganized as part of Price's Army of the West. They sustained their worst losses on 19 Sep 1862, at the battle of Iuka, MS. On Oct 3-4, they participated in Van Dorn's costly and unsuccessful attack on the Union fortifications at Corinth. Two month's later they were part of the spectacularly successful Holly springs raid. In Feb of 1863, they were marched north to engage the Union forces south of Nashville, TN. Later in the spring they were ordered back to Mississippi to take part in the fruitless effort to defend Vicksburg & Jackson. After the fall of Vicksburg, 4 Jul 1863, the East Texas bivouacked in Mississippi for ten months. C. J. Haden died on 20 Jul 1863 in the hospital in Jackson, soon after the siege of Vicksburg. The Third Texas continued to serve in Mississippi and Alabama. they surrended at Citronelle, AL, May 1863, with only 207 members left to surrender.

Charles Jefferson HADEN and Else MEADOWS were married.409 Else MEADOWS was born (date unknown).