LOGAN, ALONZO T. (1843~1903) Alonzo Logan, Confederate veteran, was born in Mississippi in 1838, to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Cook. In 1861, he was assistant sergeant-at-arms at the Secession Convention. When Sam Houston chose not to support Texas secession into the Confederacy, Alonzo Logan handed Governor Houston the copy of ordinance, which deposed him. Following the Secession Convention, he volunteered in Co. D, 8th Texas Cavalry, Wharton's Brigade, Wheeler's Division also known as Terry's Texas Rangers. During the Civil War, he was wounded several times, once in the head at Shiloh, another in the hip at Terryville, and was severely wounded at Chicamauga. Due to the seriousness of his wounds, he was transferred by the Secretary of War to Austin where he worked as an assistant clerk and was later promoted to chief clerk.
At the end of the War in the Spring of 1865, Texas was in a chaotic period, because the Union occupation forces had not yet arrived. Since most of the Confederate leadership had fled for Mexico, Austin was left defenseless. A small group of men organized a group that would help protect the Capitol and other public property in Austin. Alonzo Logan was a lieutenant in this guard protecting Austin; unfortunately the guard was unable to stop a group of robbers from taking over $17,000 from the state treasury building in June of 1865. Mr. Logan then moved to Washington D. C. and worked as a department clerk.
Logan returned to Texas and was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 4, 1895. He died on Decembr 18, 1903, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.
Information taken from "Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin" by Frank Brown, the Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas: 1861, and Confederate Home Roster.