Henderson Frank Brack

Portrait of Henderson Frank Brack Headstone Photograph

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H. F. Brack
1839-1924
Co. H. 12. Tex. Cav. Reg.
Wall's Brig. Trans
Miss. Army
Full Name: Henderson Frank Brack
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:P  Number:21
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: November 5, 1839 
Died: June 2, 1924 
Buried: June 9, 1924 
 

BRACK, HENDERSON FRANK (1839 ~ 1924). Henderson Frank Brack, Confederate veteran, was born November 5, 1839, in Louisiana or Texas to Mastin and Lydia Prince Brack. In 1861, he joined the Orange Greys, part of the Texas State Troops.

On February 24, 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Burkeville and on March 1, 1862, was mustered into Company H of the 13th Texas Cavalry.

Shortly after joining the 13th Cavalry, Brack was promoted to Orderly Sergeant and was later wounded in the arm at the Battle of Mansfield. Because of his wounds, his left arm had to be amputated.

An accomplished fiddle player, Brack was forced to learn to play his instrument with only one arm. He was known throughout East Texas and Western Louisiana for his ability.

He was married twice. He had four children with his first wife, who was a Sutton. He had one child named Bob with his second wife, Louisa Stephenson.

After his second wife's death, Brack had trouble caring for himself, so he moved to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on September 1, 1919. While living in Austin, he traveled to Memphis, Tennessee for a Confederate Convention, and died there on June 2, 1924. After his body's return, Brack was buried in the Texas State Cemetery on June 9, 1924.

Information taken from Compiled Military Service Record; Holdings from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Henderson F. Brack webpage at http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/hbrack.html; Confederate Home Roster; obituary, June 4, 1924; and records, Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.

Additional Multimedia Files To Download:

#8206) Title:Henderson Frank Brack
Source:Samuel E. Taylor
Description:Picture post card of H. F. Brack

#8207) Title:Henderson Frank Brack and his Fiddle
Source:Samuel E. Taylor, Great Grandson
Description:Brack was known throughout East Texas for his fiddle playing abilities, even though he lost his right arm in the Civil War.

 

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