Confederate Chaplains Rev. Edward Hudson - Rev. John Hudson
Marker Text: Brothers, teachers, Presbyterian ministers, came to Texas from Arkansas 1856. Worked and lived in this county. Both are buried in Round Rock Cemetery.
In the Civil War Rev. Edward Hudson in March 1862, joined Co. G6th regiment Confederate Army. Wounded Oct. 1862 in battle of Corinth, was made chaplain afterwards to succeed man killed in that same battle. In Aug. 1864, on duty in Georgia was shot and critically wounded. Though crippled preached and taught in various Texas counties until shortly before his death Aug 17, 1877.
Rev. John Hudson enlisted in April 1862 in Co. H. 19th Texas cavalry. Commissioned in March 1863. He served as chaplain for the rest of the war. After preaching here for many years, died Feb. 22, 1914.
On same pay and rations as privates. A chaplain had multiple duties: religious services, teaching men to and write, counseling, sick visits, handling the mail, writing letters and reading to illiterates, removal of dead and wounded from the battlefield, baptisms, funerals.
The Hudsons may have been only Texas brothers enrolled in this valuable Confederate service. (1965)
Marker No: 12702
Aluminum 27 x 42 Subject Marker (Now missing)
Location: U.S. 79, Old Settlers' Park