HALEY, A. H. T. (1837~1918). A. H. T. Haley, Confederate veteran, was born in Kentucky in 1837. After moving to Cannon County, Tennessee, he enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 23, 1861, in Murfreesboro, and was mustered into service in Company D of the 18th Tennessee Infantry at Camp Trousdale on August 7, 1861.
The 18th Infantry, according to Haley's service records, was organized for State service on June 11, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service on August 7. During that time, Haley was detailed to work in a hospital.
The 18th Infantry was captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee on February 16, 1862, and was later released at Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 23, where Haley is listed as signing an Oath of Allegiance.
After being released, the 18th temporarily consolidated with the 26th Regiment on October 8, 1863. Haley, at that time, was listed as sick on the Hospital Muster Roll in Kingston, Georgia. Following that, he was listed as a nurse at the Kingston Hospital from November 1 to December 31, 1863.
On April 9, 1865, the 18th and numerous other infantry regiments were consolidated and formed the 4th Consolidated Regiment Tennessee Infantry. At the end of the War, the 4th Consolidated was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.
In 1885, Haley moved to Texas and eventually settled in Whitney, Hill County, where he worked as a farmer. On July 22, 1911, he moved into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, where, on April 22, 1915, he was moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum.
After being in the Asylum for a month, Haley was furloughed on May 17, 1915, but was not dismissed until January 10, 1916. He returned to the Confederate Home, where he lived until his death on November 30, 1918. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the same day.
Haley's wife, Lillian, was living in Penelope, Hill County, Texas, while her husband was living in Austin. It does not appear they had any children, because a nephew, J. A. Campbell, of Frederick, Oklahoma, was listed as a correspondent while A. H. T. was in the Confederate Home.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record; 18th Tennessee Infantry Regiment website at http://www.tngennet.org/civilwar/csainf/csa18.html; Confederate Home Roster; and Records, Austin State Hospital, Austin, Texas; Death Certificate # 53074.