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Dr. Samuel Wooldridge

Samuel Dunbar Wooldridge
Captain
24th Texas Cavalry
Company B

Willis Cemetery
On 4 May 1861, Samuel was elected captain of the newly-formed Danville Mounted Riflemen of 17th Bridage, Texas State Troops (Militia). Samuel and approximately forty-five men from this group later joined the 24th Texas Cavalry Regiment, known as Wilkes' Regiment (2nd Texas Lancers), Carter's Brigade, where he was also named captain of Company B. Along with others in his company, Samuel was captured at the Battle of Ft. Hindman, Arkansas Post, Ark., on 11 January 1863. These prisoners were forwarded to St Louis Missouri, and from there to Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. On the sixth of April, Samuel was transferred to Ft. Delaware, and from there to General Hospital at Liberty, Virginia where he was treated for "remittant fever" (malaria). He was exchanged in the latter part of May, and was then assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Deptartment by order of Gen.Braxton Bragg. He was paroled at the close of the War with the rest of his company, in May of 1865, at Greensboro, North Carolina. He then returned to Montgomery County, Texas. Samuel died May 18, 1890, and is buried in a fenced plot in Willis Cemetery, just to the right of the main gate.


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