Nov 18 2014

Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemetery of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From a community of fewer than twenty-five families,  nineteen men were conscripted by the Confederate States of America.  


1. JOHN GOLLA, Co. I, 6th Texas Infantry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records: Texas, 6th Infantry: Fl-H Roll M323-310)  CSA  entered as Pvt, departed as Corp.  Captured at Fort Hindeman, AR Jan. 11, 1863. (San Antonio Weekly Herald,  May 28, 1863, p.2, col. 3). Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War liberated from Camp Butler, IL during the month of March 1863.  Joined the USA March of 1863, served with 16th Illinois Cav., Co. D (Roster of Union Soldiers 1861 to 1865: Illinois, Ed. Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, NC:Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1997)  entered as Pvt, departed as Corp.  Civil War Pension Application #229397:Texas. General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, T288 National Archives and Records Administration: Washington, D.C.

2.  IGNATZ KIOLBASSA, Co. I, 6th Texas Infantry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records: Texas, 6th Infantry:Ho-Me, Roll 323-311) CSA entered as Pvt, departed as Corp.   Captured at Fort Hindeman, AR Jan. 11, 1863.  Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War liberated from Camp Butler, IL during the month of March 1863.  Joined the USA March of 1863, served with 16th Illinois Cav., Co. D  (Roster of Union Soldiers 1861 to 1865: Illinois, Ed. Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1997 )   entered as Pvt, departed as Sgt.   (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Compiled Service Records I-Me, Microfilm M323-311. San Antonio Public Library:Texana, San Antonio and The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, edited by Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Pub. Co., 1995Vol. IX, P. 153) Pension application for Anna Kiolbassa: Texas (General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 T288, National Archives and Records Administration: Washington, D. C.)

3.  ANTON  KOLONKO,   Co. B, 5th Regiment, 30th Brigade Infantry, Texas State Troops (TX State Archives-Muster Roll 127)  Silesian Profiles II by Panna Maria Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Panna Maria, TX 78144: 2004, p.108.

4.  THOMAS KOSUB, Co. B, Ragsdale’s Batt’n Texas Cav. (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Ragsdale’s Battalion Texas Cavalry, Compiled Military Records:H-Re, Roll M323-211) Roll of Prisoners of War, paroled at San Antonio, TX Sept. 30, 1865,  entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.   Pension Application #51751, 4 Nov. 1936: Mrs. Ana Kossup  (Texas Confederate Pensions-Texas State Archives)

5.  SIMON LIPOK, Co. H, 36th Texas Cavalry (Wood’s Regiment) (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records:Texas, 36th Cavalry, Woods Regiment HoMe, Roll M323-174)  Deserted Feb. 1, 1864 from Camp Hardeman entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.

6.  JAMES MCMAHON,   Co. F & S, 54th KY Infantry (Online database: Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System. National Part Service @ www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ ; Microfilm 386 Roll18. The Union Regiments of Kentucky published by the Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association: Louisville, KY, 1897,p. 664) Assistant Surgeon.  Pension # 686228:Texas for Georgia H. McMahon (General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 T288, National Archives and Records Administration: Washington, D. C.)

7.  CHARLES MERGELE, Co. F&S, 36th Texas Cavalry (Wood’s Regiment) (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records:Texas, 36th Cavalry, Woods Regiment HoMe, Roll M323-174 and Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, Microfilm # M227-25)  AWOL 12/25/1863. .  Roll of Prisoners of War- paroled in Bexar Co., Sept. 6, 1865.  Pvt. Musician,  12/25/1863 AWOL, POW Record. Texas Confederate Pension Application #38657: Bexar (Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives)

8.  JOHN MICHALSKI, Co. F, 36th Texas Cavalry (Wood’s Regiment) (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records:Texas, 36th Cavalry, Woods Regiment Mi-Se, Roll175. Entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.   Texas Confederate Pension Application #28782: Bexar for Anna Michalski. (Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives).

9.  JOSEPH PIERDOLLA, Co. F, 36th Texas Cavalry (Wood’s Regiment) (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records:Texas, 36th Cavalry, Woods Regiment Mi-Se, Roll175).  Roll of Prisoners of War.  Entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.  Texas Confederate Pension Application #47845 Wilson Co. (Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives).

10.  MARTIN PIERDOLLA, Co. B, Ragsdale’s Batt’n Texas Cavalry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Ragsdale’s Battalion Texas Cavalry, Compiled Military Records:H-Re, Roll M323-211) Roll of Prisoners of War.  Entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.   Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas, 1863-1865 transcribed by Linda Mearse, privately published San Marcos, TX 1995, Bexar Co.

11.  ANTON PLOCH, Co. B, Ragsdale's Batt'n Texas Cavalry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Ragsdale’s Battalion Texas Cavalry, Compiled Military Records:H-Re, Roll M323-211) Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers & Louisiana Confederate Commands, compiled by Andrew B. Booth, Commissioner Louisiana Military Records, The Reprint Co. Publishers: Spartanburg, SC, 1984, Vol. III, Book 2, pgs. 160-161 (from Rolls of Prisoners of War). Rolls of Prisoners of War: Captured Bayou Teche, LA April 16, 1863; paroled Port Hudson, LA, May 11, 1863.  Wounded at Sabine Pass May 1864.  Texas Confederate Pension: Kate Ploch, Bexar #37694. (Texas Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives) Note: Pension records erroneously list his unit as Davidson's Battalion of Louisiana Cavalry. Ragsdale's Battalion was previously known as Davidson's Battalion. Samuel G. Ragsdale assumed command on the death of Alexander Davidson.

 12.  PAUL PRUDLO, Co. K, 2nd Texas Infantry  (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records: Texas 2nd Infantry, N-Ril, Microfilm M323-269) Enlisted from the depot @ Galveston.  Deserted at Goliad in Jan. 1865.   Entered as Pvt, departed as Pvt.

13.  EMIL SACHERER, Co. F 2nd Reg’t Texas Cavalry (2nd Texas Mtd. Rifles) The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 edited by Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Pub. Co., 1995, Vol. III.  Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas: Microfilm M227 Roll 32.  Rolls of Prisoners of War: paroled Comal Co., TX Aug. 14, 1865.   Entered as Pvt, departed as Sgt.   Texas Confederate Pension: Agatha L. Sacherer, Wilson # 30223 (Texas Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives).

14.  ANTON TUDYK, Co. B Ragsdale’s Batt’n Texas Cavalry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Ragsdale’s Battalion Texas Cavalry, Compiled Military Records and Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, Microfilm #M227-37)  Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas, 1863-1865 transcribed by Linda Mearse, privately published San Marcos, TX 1995, Bexar Co.)

15.  JOSEPH TUDYK Co. B, Ragsdale’s Batt’n Texas Cavalry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Army, Ragsdale’s Battalion Texas Cavalry, Compiled Military Records: Rh-Z Microfilm M323-212 and The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, edited by Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Pub. Co., 1995 Vol. .XV p. 294  and    Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas, 1863-1865 transcribed by Linda Mearse, privately published San Marcos, TX 1995, Bexar Co.)

16.  CARL WINKLER  29th Brigade of  Volunteers, Texas State Troops (Texas State Archives: Muster Roll 529  Silesian Profiles II by Panna Maria Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Panna Maria, TX 78144: 2004, p. 226-7).

17.  STANISLAUS WOITENA  Co. E  Madison’s Regiment, Green’s Brigade Texas Cavalry  Texas Confederate Pension Applications: Mary Woitena, Wilson #38335 and Stanislaus Woitena #11700 (Texas Confederate Pension Applications: Texas State Archives).

CIVIL WAR VETERANS WHO LIVED IN ST. HEDWIG, BUT ARE BURIED ELSEWHERE;

1.  ANTON KOZIELSKI  Co. I, 6th Texas Infantry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, 6th Texas Infantry: Compiled Service Records). CSA Pvt. Married to Florentina Kosub, daughter of Anton. (Florentina Kosub Kozielski Mikolajczyk is buried at St. Hedwig).  Anton is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Yorktown, TX.

2.  MICHAEL MICHALSKI  Co. I, 3rd Texas Infantry (Luckett’s Regiment (Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas: McN-Moi, Microfilm M227 Roll 25). CSA Pvt, Muscian Michael is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

3.  THOMAS SWIERZ  Co. I, 6th Texas Infantry (Confederate States of America, Dept. of War, Compiled Service Records: Texas, 6th Infantry:Microfilm Roll M323-313)  CSA  Pvt.  Died in the Confederate Home for Veterans in Austin, TX.  He is buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, TX.  His wife, Mary Wiatrek Swierz is buried in St. Hedwig, TX.