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[244] rifle ball in the breast. He died near Pea Ridge, Ark., March 7, 1862.


Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCulloch

Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCulloch was born in Rutherford county, Tenn., son of Alexander McCulloch, a native of Virginia, who served as aide-de-camp to General Coffee, under Andrew Jackson. Henry McCulloch was educated in Tennessee, and in early manhood emigrated to Texas, settling in Guadalupe county. In 1843 he was elected sheriff of that county, and, while holding this office, did effective work in suppressing lawlessness and made many valuable captures of noted criminals. He was elected member of the State legislature in 1853, and, two years later, was chosen to the State senate. During 1846 and 1848 he was captain of a picked company of Texas Rangers, serving in the war with Mexico, and rendered dashing and valuable service in many important engagements and skirmishes. Subsequently he held the office of United States marshal. On April 15, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the First regiment of Texas mounted riflemen. His prominent services in this capacity, in bringing about the removal of the United States troops, and occupation of posts by the State troops, are narrated in previous pages of this work. He was in command of the troops which caused the surrender of the last body of United States troops in Texas, and previously took the surrender of posts in western Texas. In May, 1861, he was intrusted with a proposed expedition to seize the Federal forts in Indian Territory near the Texas frontier, but the retreat of the United States forces made this unnecessary. He held various district commands in Texas, and in September, 1861, succeeded General Van Dorn in command of the department, until the arrival of General Hebert, by whom he was assigned to command in the vicinity of San Antonio, including coast points. On June 12, 1862, by virtue of a commission as brigadier-general, he took command

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