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Pvt. William Parsons

William Parsons' was a freind of David C. Nance. William died in a Houston hospital from pneumonia or typhoid February 24th 1862, at the age of 24.
Captain Brown,commander of Company E, asked Dave and the men of the Long Branch to serve as a special honor guard to accompany Billy's body back to Ellis County for burial. All eagerly consented and immediately began preparations for the journey.
Billy Parsons' funeral services were conducted with military honors in a brush arbor south of Cedar Hill with the burial in a nearby graveyard that Dave identified as " the Shiloh Cemetery near Ovilla." Their messmate buried, Dave and the men of the Long Branch rushed to rejoin their regiment.
Source: B.P. Gallaway's "The Ragged Rebel"

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