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Andrew J. Coots

Andrew J. Coots, Company E, 18th Texas Infantry, also known as the Grayrock Volunteers, was from southwestern Titus County. He enlisted at age 26 as a private. According to family stories he shot a Yankee in the foot, in order to take him prisoner without having to kill him. When the company got seperated from the regiment they were able to survive by eating corn. They were thereafter nicknamed the lost company. Coot's memoirs appeared in the Mason, Texas newspaper about 1910.

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