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Beckner, Henry D.

HENRY D. BECKNER, Cleburne, Texas.—Was born April 8, 1839, in Cass County, Mo. Enlisted in the Confederate Army Jan. 15, 1862, at Dallas, Texas, as private in Company C, Eighteenth Texas Cavalry, Col. Darnell's Regiment. I served in Trans-Mississippi Department, under Col. R. S. Baggest of Missouri. In July, 1862, we were dismounted at or near Little Rook, Ark. On August 28, 1862, I was detailed to repair wagons and later on was sent to Little Rock and placed under Capt. John Ped, Quartermaster during the winter of '62 and '63 until March, when I made coffins for those of our soldiers who died in the hospitals. On the 16th of May, 1863, was transferred to Capt. F. O. Snow and worked in a wagon shop until the evacuation of Little Rock on Sept. 10, 1863. I was then transferred to Capt. Johnson, Quartermaster, and went to Fulton, on Red River, where we remained till April 4, 1864. Was then transferred to Col. Bogges of Missouri. On the 20th of May, 1865, was given a furlough and went to Dallas.

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