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Bast, N. W.
N. W. BAST, Alvarado, Tex. Was born in Indiana, 1843. Moved near Dallas, Tex., in 1848. Enlisted in the Confederate Army January, 1862, at Dallas, Tex., as private in Company C, Eighteenth Texas Cavalry, Gen. Granbury's brigade, Gen. Cleburne's division, Gen. Hardee's corps, Army of Tennessee; E. C. Broder, first Captain, and Darnell, first Colonel.
We were captured at Arkansas Post and afterwards exchanged and sent to the Tennessee Army, where we remained until the close of the war. I was wounded at Spring Hill, Tenn., in the head. It was a glancing wound and affected my right eye. I took cold-in my wound and was forced to go to the hospital. This happened on Nov. 29, 1864. Was taken prisoner at Arkansas Post January, 1863, and sent to Camp Douglas, and remained there until April 7 of the same year, when we were exchanged, a, City Point, Va. Was not promoted. Was with Gen. Bragg in Tennessee and remained in that army until April 26, 1865.
Was in the battles of Arkansas Post, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold's Gap and in the fights through Georgia. Then with Hood on his raid into Tennessee, then to Betonville, N. C., and on the second of May started home, arriving there June 5, 1865.