Title: Letter to Gloria D. McCuistion.
Publication: Lompoc, California: 26 September 1997
Title: Navarro County Genealogical Society. Cemetery and Marriage RecordsofNavarro County, Texas
Title: Navarro County Genealogical Society. Old Northwest, Texas,Historical-Statistical-Biographical, Volumes I-A & !-B, NavarroCounty1846-1860. Pg 507
Title: E-mail received from Franklin Pierce McCuistion'sgrandson.
Publication: Lompoc, California: 18 September 1997
Note: in a move to Navarro County, Texas.
At the age of 76, Gabriel applied for a pension as a result of hisservice with the Confederate Army. He states in his application he isunable to work as a result of: disability of age, its sequences -general weakness - diabetes - [unable to read] him totally unable towork for his support.
Gabriel's grave is marked with a Federal Marker, denoting his servicewith the Confederate Forces during the Civil War.
Gabriel enlisted in the Missouri State Guard 12 December 1861, for aperiod of six months. He then enlisted as a confederate soldier withCompany E, Third and Fifth Missouri Infantry, as a private for aperiod of one year. Gabriel fought in battles and skirmishes atElkhorn, where he was wounded in the right arm. He also fought inLuka, Grand Gulf, Bakers Brook, Big Black and Vicksburg. Gabriel wascaptured with the fall of Vicksburg. He was paroled by the FederalForces and took an Oath of Amnesty, swearing to not bear arms againagainst the U.S. Forces. He was released to return home; however, therecords indicate that he did not do so. After being released, Gabrieljoined his brother, Captain John Gwinn McCuistion, serving withCompany C, Second Regiment, 3rd Missouri infantry, Confederate Statesof America. He fought at Altoona, Tilton and Franklin in the GeorgiaCampaign. The records indicate he was severly wounded in the rightthigh while fighting at Franklin. At the end of the Civil War,Gabriel was paroled 12 May 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi; this time hetook an Oath of Citizenship at St. Louis, Missouri and was allowed toreturn home to Ray County, Missouri.
Gabriel had land valued at 500.
He was described as fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes and 5ft 8intall. The description of Gabriel was provided on his Oath ofCitizenship.
Note: Gabriel, Thomas and Charles joined their parents before the Civil War
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