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Joseph Benjamin Polley
Full Name: Joseph Benjamin Polley
Date of birth: October 27, 1840
Date of death: February 2, 1918
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881
Floresville / Wilson
Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, San Patricio, Wilson
Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1.
Galveston Daily News
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- POLLEY, JOSEPH BENJAMIN (1840-1918).
Handbook of Texas Online.
- Biographical sketch, J.B. Polley, pp. 85-86.
Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families, 1894.
- Obituary, "Reaper Beckons Gallant Veteran: General Polley of Floresville Was One of Most Widely Known Confederates," San Antonio Express, 2/10/1918, p. 10-A, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Gives full name Joseph Bailey Polley.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- Biographical sketch, p. 272.
Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Company F, 4th Texas Infantry. Joseph Benjamin Polley, birth date 10/27/1840 in Brazoria County, lawyer, death date 2/2/1918 in Wilson County, widow Mrs. Mattie L. Polley, marriage date December 1866 in Guadalupe County. Pension File Nos. 28855 (Joseph Benjamin Polley) and 34924 (J.B. Polley), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
- Confederate States Army, Q.M. Sergeant, Company F, 4th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, Joseph B. Polley. Joseph Benjamin Polley, birth date 10/27/1840, death date 2/2/1918, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson County.
Find a Grave.
- J.B. Polley's memoir of Confederate Army service.
Hood's Texas Brigade: Its Marches, Its Battles, Its Achievements, 1910.
- Biographical sketch, Joseph B. Polley, p. 222.
Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
- Confederate States Army, Regional Quartermaster, Company F, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. Joseph Benjamin Polley.
Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
Committee Information top
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