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Confederate Chaplains Rev. Edward Hudson-Rev. John Hudson

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 12702

Year Dedicated:  1965

Marker Size: 27″ x 42″

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. G, 6th 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 read 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)

Address: 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd

Primary City: Round Rock

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: E Palm Valley Blvd (US 79), W of the entrance of Old Settler’s Park.

As of 2017, marker is missing per city of Round Rock & Old Settler’s Association.  The last known marker location was used for the coordinates.

Longitude: -97.634827

Latitude: 30.526586

Verified Location:  Verified 6/7/2017