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Oliver Bland

BLAND, OLIVER, "PRIVATE", (Buried: Plot 5; "Evergreen Cemetery", Orange, Texas.), Born: 09th day of September, 1834 in St. Martinville, Louisiana. Deceased: 02nd day of June, 1909. Enlisted in the service of the Confederate States of America in 1863 and served "Honorably" in May 1861 as a "Private" in Company "H", "Burnett’s Regiment" "Texas Infantry", C.S.A. Also served in "4th" Company "I", 13th Texas Volunteers, "Cavalry", "Flowernaughts", C.S.A., later "Dismounted". He finished out the War at Ft. Velasco, in Brazoria County, Texas. Oliver also served with Company "B", "Spaight’s Battalion", "Texas Volunteers", C.S.A. He was at His time of enlistment a resident of Orange County, Texas. He was "Honorably" discharged from said service by Captain K. D. Keith, "Spaight’s" Battalion in May, 1865, at which time He held the rank of "Private". (This information obtained from "Southern Cross of Honor" application…His writing). (note: Company "I" was formed in Orange County, Texas.)

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Bland, ", (Buried: Plot 5; "Evergreen Cemetery", Orange, Texas.), Born: 1849 Deceased: 1902.

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