Honey Grove Preservation League

Saving and Documenting the History of Honey Grove, Texas


Lumpkins, A. J.  Resident of Fannin County, Post Office Ladonia, in the 1860 Census.  Enrolled in the 14th Brigade at Honey Grove on July 6, 1861.  According to his Service Record, he was a Cook in Co. B, 1 Battalion Texas Sharp Shooters (Burnett's Batt'n), enrolling at Camp Jackson in Lamar County on August 1, 1862. Died at Gen. Hospital, Clinton, Louisiana, April 28 (or April 8), 1863,

Photo from the Honey Grove Signal-Citizen,

July 2, 1976.

Honey Grove Men Killed in the Civil War


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Allen, Henry C.  According to Fannin County Folks and Facts, Henry C. Allen was the son of John Turk and Cynthia Parrish Allen, early settlers of Honey Grove.  He enlisted in Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry.  After seeing considerable action and being taken prisoner and then exchanged to return to his regiment, he was injured on July 4, 1863 and died on July 24, 1863.


‚ÄčBaker, W. B. (Billie Baker).  According to an article in the Honey Grove Signal-Citizen of June 29, 1973, by Alma Braudrick, the third child of Mary Baker grew to manhood in Honey Grove and volunteered for Company F, 11th Texas Calvery, and in one battle a cannon severed his right leg.  A friend, James Witcher, got permission to move him to a hospital in Virginia and cared for him there, but pneumonia caused his death.


Gilmer, George A.  According to the Biographical Souvenir, George Gilmer, son of James Gilmer and Betsy Gilmer (later Walcott) died in March, 1862 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Gilmer, Thomas S.  According to the Biographical Souvenir, Thomas Gilmer, son of James Gilmer and Betsy Gilmer (later Walcott) died in March, 1862 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Gilmer, William M.  According to the Biographical Souvenir, William Gilmer, son of James Gilmer and Betsy Gilmer (later Walcott) died in October, 1862 at Jackson, Mississippi.