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Euny CHAMBERS

Father: George Washington CHAMBERS
Mother: Mary Frances GLORE


                               _Abraham B. CHAMBERS _
 _George Washington CHAMBERS _|
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|_Mary Frances GLORE _________|
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Thomas Jefferson CHAMBERS

Father: Landon Gore CHAMBERS
Mother: Mary Green ALLAN

Family 1: Mittie SMITH
  1.  Ella J. CHAMBERS
  2.  Elder W. CHAMBERS
  3. +Edna Earle CHAMBERS
  4.  Mary CHAMBERS
  5.  Philip S. CHAMBERS
Family 2: Frances NOLAN
  1.  Jefferson W. CHAMBERS
  2.  Katie CHAMBERS
  3.  Pearly CHAMBERS
  4. +Clarence Allan CHAMBERS
  5.  Ulma CHAMBERS
  6.  C. Cumberland CHAMBERS
  7.  Karl CHAMBERS
  8.  Theresa CHAMBERS

                         _Thomas CHAMBERS _
 _Landon Gore CHAMBERS _|
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|_Mary Green ALLAN _____|
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Notes

Family oral tradition stated that "T.J." fought in Civl War, walked back,
barefoot, from Philadelphia to Virginia. In Virginia he was, at one time,
Superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School and that he served as a
judge (since disproved) in Chambers County.
Material provided from the State of Texas states he was a newspaperman
and, before that, a soldier in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. In
the CW, he was a cavalryman in Company I, 25th Texas Regiment, and was
twice captured. The first time he was imprisoned in Illinois but later
exchanged at City Point, VA (was he marched back from Philadelphia?). He
then rejoined his rebuilt regiment and fought at the strategic
Confederate victory of Chickamauga on September 19-20, 1863 under General
Deshler, attached to General Bragg's army. Deshler was killed when hit
in the chest by an exploding shell while going to inspect personally the
Texas troops, who had complained of running low of ammo. This was the
third bloodiest battle of the CW. Unfortunately for TJ, he was captured
there and spent the rest of the war at Camp Douglas, on the south side of
Chicago (currently between 35th & 39th and Cottage Grove & M.L. King
Drive), which was a notorious Union prison. One source, sympathetic to
the North, said 6,129 of about 20,000 prisoners died of disease and
starvation at the Camp. For additional detail on his life, see the bio on
him excerpted from the Confederate Military History, Extended Edition,
Vol.XV, Texas.
Considerable information uncovered on visit to Sam Houston Library in
Liberty, Texas, on 11/8/96, both on TJ and his many relatives. Much was
added under other names. Below is his military records:
Enlisted in 25th Texas Cavalry on March 17, 1862
Served in Capt. E. B. Pickett's Company, 3 Regiment, Carter's Brigade,
Texas Mounted Volunteers, May 3, 1862. Listed as assets a horse worth
$200 & equipments (sic) worth $50.
Was listed present in company in July & August, 1862.
January 1-11, 1863, Battle of Post (or Fort) Arkansas, where TJC was
captured (see his diary entry).
Was taken prisoner on Sept. 16, 1863 near Chicamauga and shipped to
Louisville, KY for exchange.
On Oct. 10, 1863, was listed on roll of prisoners in Louisville.
On Oct. 2, 1863, was listed as received in Camp Douglas.
On May 4, 1965, listed as transferred from Camp Douglas to New Orleans
for exchange.
On May 23, listed as exchanged in New Orleans.


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Philip SMITH

Family 1: Eliza Spottswood CHAMBERS



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Thomas M SMITH

Family 1: Augusta A TRACY

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