Veal, Jesse Turnbull (1824–1902)

By: Jennifer Eckel

Type: Biography

Published: April 23, 2011

Jesse Turnbull Veal, Confederate soldier and farmer, was born in 1824 in Tennessee. During the Civil War, Veal served as a colonel in Third Infantry, Texas State Troops. The regiment was organized for six months late in 1863 and was mustered out early in 1864. The Third Infantry, Texas State Troops did not fight in any battles.

Following the war, Veal ran a farm near Jefferson, Marion County, Texas. Sometime before 1870 he married a Louisa J. The couple had two sons. Jesse Turnbull Veal died in Jefferson on June 4, 1902, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

James A. Mundie, Jr., with Bruce S. Allardice, Dean E. Letzring, and John H. Luckey, Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide (Hillsboro, Texas: Hill College Press, 2002).

Time Periods:
  • Civil War

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Jennifer Eckel, “Veal, Jesse Turnbull,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 23, 2011

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