COLE, J. C. (1840~1929). J.C. Cole, Confederate Veteran, was born in Washington County, Arkansas in 1840. When Cole was four years old, his family moved to Dallas County, Texas and kept a residence there until his death in 1929.
Cole enlisted in the Confederate States Army on September 10, 1861 and served until the close of the war. According to compiled military service records, Cole was a prisoner of war in 1862, after the Battle of Corinth. He was released by the United States Army in a prisoner of war exchange with Confederate Forces on October 13, 1862. He served in the 6th Texas Cavalry (the Lancaster Guards), Company F (Stone?s Brigade) of the Confederate States? Army until 1865.
After the war, Cole returned to Dallas County and worked as a farmer. According to Confederate Home Roster records, Cole applied for entrance into the Confederate Veteran?s Home in Austin and was admitted on June 28, 1924 listing ?old age? as his disability. He left the home in 1926 for unknown reasons. Cole died June 14, 1929 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.