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Obituary of John Orr, Austin, Texas.

Capt. John Orr, one of the pioneer merchants of Calvert, Tex, died in Austin, Tex., on April 22, 1916, and was buried there. He was born at Montreal, Canada, February 4, 1840. When sixteen years old he went to Demerara, South America, where he was employed handling the Hindu coolies on the British government sugar farms. Early in 1860 he went to New Orleans, La., and was connected with the press until April, 1861. When war between the States broke out, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a private and was elected first lieutenant of his company, which became part of the 6th Louisiana Infantry. Isaac G. Seymour was the first colonel; and John Orr was made adjutant with the rank of captain and held this position until he was captured, in the spring of 1863. His regiment was in the first battle of Manassas and with Stonewall Jackson in his valley campaign, in the 8th Brigade under Gen. Dick Taylor, and also in the Seven Days' fights around Richmond. Here Colonel Seymour was killed, and Maj. H. B. Strong bacame colonel of the 6th Louisiana Infantry. In the march against Pope with Jockson at the Second Manassas, Harry T. Hayes commanded the brigade-5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Regiments-in this battle. Hayes's Brigade held the railroad cut without a cartridge and no weapons except the rocks along the new railroad. When the battle was over, the cut was filled with dead Confederates and Yankees. Orr's regiment was with Jackson at the capture of Harper's Ferry just before the battle of Sharpsburg. In this battle on September 17, 1862, the brigade of Harry Hayes, on General Lee's left wing under Jackson, was almost decimated, Colonel Strong being killed and almost all of the field officers either killed or wounded. Captain Orr participated with conspicuous gallantry in all the battles from First Manassas to Fredericksburg except the Seven Days' fighting around Richmond. He was wounded at Winchester and was in the hospital at Lynchburg almost two months, getting back to his command just in time for Second Manassas. In his report General Hayes said: "Particularly would I call attention to the conspicuous gallantry of Captain Orr, adjutant of the 6th Louisiana Regiment, who was the first to mount the parapet of the enemy's redoubt, receiving while doing so a severe bayonet wound in the side. In an engagement near Culpepper Courthouse in 1863 three or four companies of the 5th and 6th Regiments were captured by the Yankees and with them Adjutant Orr. He was sent, with about two hundred other Confederate officers, to the military prison at Johnson's Island, in Lake Erie, where he was kept a prisoner for seventeen months. He was made postmaster of his ward, containing one hundred and twenty-four other officers. In 1911, forty-seven years afterwards, he made out from memory a list of the name, rank, and command of these one hundred and twenty-four officers, which was published in the VETERAN and materially assisted several Sons of Confederate Veterans in proving the records of their kinsman.

Captain Orr went to Texas in 1865 and was in business in different cities until 1885, when he settled permanently in Austin, where he was known and appreciated for his sterling worth as a man and citizen.

Captain Orr was married to Miss Emma Hanna, oldest daughter of Maj. J. S. Hanna, in December, 1868. She died in January, 1870. In June, 1871, he married Laura K. Allen, of Milam County. Of this union were born seven children, of whom two sons and two daughters survive him. John Orr stood high in the Blue Lodge of Masonry, in the Chapter, and in the Commandery.


SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1916.



Names in database

Allen

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Allen in documents.

Name State URL
R. A. Allen Alabama Advertisement From Y. R. Allen For Information on Father, R. A. Allen.
W. D. Allen Alabama Obituary of W. D. Allen, Carrollton, Alabama.
David L. Allen Arkansas Advertisement from Flora C. Allen for Information on Husband, David L. Allen.
John Q. Allen Arkansas Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
John Allen Arkansas Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
L. M. Allen Arkansas Medical Reports on Arkansas Confederate Soldiers.
Perry I. Allen Arkansas Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
B. W. Allen Confederate States Medical Report of G. H. Sanford, 8th Georgia Regiment.
B. W. Allen Confederate States Medical Report of S. D. M. Lacoste, 23d South Carolina Regiment.
B. W. Allen Confederate States Medical Report of N. M. Norris, 14th Tennessee Regiment
J. T. Allen Florida Medical Reports on Florida Confederate Soldiers.
Charley Allen Georgia List of Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Commerce, Georgia.
Clara C. Allen Georgia Obituary of Thomas E. Stout, Atlanta, Ga.
Sarah Allen Georgia Obituary of F. D. Bloodworth, Savannah, Georgia.
W. C. Allen Georgia Medical Report on W. C. Allen, 1st Georgia Regiment
Allen Louisiana Medical Reports on Louisiana Confederate Soldiers.
George William Allen Louisiana Obituary of George William Allen, Lake Washington, Mississippi.
H. W. Allen Louisiana Report By Col. H. W. Allen On Actions Of 4th Louisiana Infantry At Shiloh, Tennessee.
H. W. Allen Louisiana Report of Lieut. Col. Robert H. Barrow, Eleventh Louisiana Infantry, Shiloh, Tennessee.
George William Allen Mississippi Obituary of George William Allen, Lake Washington, Mississippi.
J. W. Allen Mississippi Letter From J. W. Allen, Water Valley, Mississippi, To Confederate Veteran Magazine.
W. S. Allen Mississippi Medical Reports on Mississippi Confederate Soldiers.
William Sims Allen Missouri Obituary of William Sims Allen, Pacific, Missouri.
Y. R. Allen New Mexico Advertisement From Y. R. Allen For Information on Father, R. A. Allen.
C. A. Allen North Carolina Medical Report of C. A. Allen, 18th North Carolina Regiment.
Mollie Allen North Carolina Obituary of Hiram Allen McSpadden, Henderson, North Carolina.
Olive Sims Allen North Carolina Obituary of William Sims Allen, Pacific, Missouri.
William Sims Allen North Carolina Obituary of William Sims Allen, Pacific, Missouri.
Flora C. Allen Oklahoma Advertisement from Flora C. Allen for Information on Husband, David L. Allen.
S. Allen South Carolina Medical Reports on South Carolina Confederate Soldiers.
W. B. Allen South Carolina Letter From D. S. Lane for Comrades of 1st South Carolina Regiment.
Edith Allen Tennessee Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
John Allen Tennessee Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
John Q. Allen Tennessee Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
Perry I. Allen Tennessee Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
Robert Allen Tennessee Obituary of John Allen, Van Buren, Arkansas.
T. B. Allen Tennessee Colonel A. J. Vaughan's Report on Thirteenth Tennessee Regiment at Shiloh, Tennessee.
E. S. Allen Texas Confederate Veteran Deaths At Tyler, Texas.
J. W. Allen Texas Obituary of David M. Hooks, Goldwaithe, Texas.
R. T. P. Allen Texas Obituary of Richard Oscar Reed, Waco, Texas.
Elizabeth Frances Allen Virginia Obituary of Roger Gregory, King William County, Virginia.
Henry A. Allen Virginia Obituary of Henry A. Allen, Portsmouth Virginia.
J. H. Allen Virginia Medical Report of J. H. Allen, 15th Virginia Infantry.
Robert Allen Virginia Confederate Memoranda on arrest of William Weston, Fairfax County, Virginia. 1862
W. Allen Virginia Medical Reports on Virginia Confederate Soldiers.
William Coates Allen Virginia Obituary of Roger Gregory, King William County, Virginia.


Hanna

AL: (4)  AR: (2)  CSA: (2)  KY: (2)  LA: (3)  MO: (1)  MS: (9)  NC: (2)  SC: (3)  TN: (7)  TX: (1)  VA: (1)  

Hanna in documents.

Name State URL
Charles B. Hanna South Carolina Obituary of Robert Y. Hayne Shumate, Piedmont, South Carolina.


Hayes

AL: (5)  AR: (5)  CSA: (9)  GA: (18)  KY: (2)  LA: (1)  MD: (1)  MO: (1)  MS: (8)  NC: (9)  SC: (4)  TN: (17)  TX: (4)  VA: (6)  

Hayes in documents.

Name State URL
James A. Hayes Alabama Medical Report of James A. Hayes, 6th Alabama Regiment.
William Henry Hayes Arkansas Report of Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Mexia, Texas.
John G. Hayes District of Columbia Obituary of James Nalle Boyd, Richmond, Virginia.
Harry T. Hayes Louisiana Obituary of Reuben Nicholas Webber, Beaumont, Texas.
J. Hayes North Carolina Medical Reports on North Carolina Confederate Soldiers.
T. Hayes North Carolina Medical Reports on North Carolina Confederate Soldiers.
Jordan Hayes Tennessee Father And Four Sons In Ranks. By James L. Anthony.
R. J. Hayes Texas Advertisement From R. J. Hayes For Comrades From War.
William Henry Hayes Texas Report of Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Mexia, Texas.
John G. Hayes Virginia Obituary of James Nalle Boyd, Richmond, Virginia.


Orr

AL: (3)  AR: (1)  CSA: (5)  GA: (16)  KY: (10)  LA: (3)  MD: (1)  MS: (9)  NC: (8)  SC: (9)  TN: (17)  TX: (1)  VA: (7)  

Orr in documents.

Name State URL
C. A. Orr Alabama Letter From C. A. Orr With Information On Death of Walter A. Cook.
J. A. Orr Mississippi Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Pulliam, Dallas, Texas.
Carson T. Orr Tennessee Obituary of Carson T. Orr, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.
Carson Reed Orr Tennessee Obituary of Carson Reed Orr, Aspen Hill, Tennessee.
Mary C. Orr Tennessee Obituary of W. M. Robinson, Lewisburg, Tennessee.
Mattie Ann Orr Tennessee Obituary of Ephraim Paraham Park, Elkton, Tennessee.
P. R. Orr Tennessee Deaths of Confederate Veterans Reported at Paris, Tennessee.
W. D. Orr Tennessee Obituary of Ephraim Paraham Park, Elkton, Tennessee.
William H. Orr Tennessee Obituary of Carson T. Orr, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.


Seymour

AL: (7)  CSA: (4)  LA: (2)  MS: (1)  SC: (1)  TN: (3)  VA: (4)  


Strong

AL: (2)  AR: (1)  CSA: (10)  GA: (3)  KY: (2)  LA: (3)  MO: (3)  MS: (8)  SC: (2)  TN: (6)  TX: (3)  

Strong in documents.

Name State URL
W. H. Strong Mississippi Colonel Charles P. Ball's Report on Actions of Eighth Alabama Cavalry, Lafayette, Georgia.
Julius L. Strong Tennessee Obituary of Julius L. Strong, 15th Tennessee Cavalry.
W. R. Strong Texas Report of Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Gainesville, Texas.


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