STIDHAM, GEORGE W.
STIDHAM, GEORGE W. (1818–1888). George W. Stidham, farmer and Confederate army officer, was born on September 8, 1818, in Lexington County, South Carolina, the son of Zachariah and Jane Stidham. About 1839 he married Georgia-born Martha George. The couple had eight children. In 1860 he owned an extensive farm in Smith County, Texas.
In December 1863 Stidham served as a lieutenant colonel for the First Texas State Cavalry Regiment. This unit served briefly along the Texas-New Mexico border before disbanding in January 1864. Although of advanced age, Stidham enlisted as a private in Bourland's Texas Cavalry, a home/frontier guard unit.
After the war, Stidham farmed in Smith County until his death on Dec. 26, 1888. He is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Swan, Smith County.
Bruce S. Allardice, Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Bruce Allardice, "Stidham, George W.," accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fstbo.
Uploaded on April 8, 2011. Modified on August 4, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.