SAXON, SAMUEL MILTON (1832 ~ 1907). Samuel Milton Saxon, Confederate veteran, was born in South Carolina in 1832. After immigrating to Texas in 1858, Saxon enlisted in the Confederate Army on January 2, 1862, in Millican, Brazos County.
Saxon was mustered into service as a private in Captain E. M. B. Sawyer's Company in Speight's Battalion Texas Infantry, which later became Company A, 15th Regiment Texas Infantry.
The 15th Texas Infantry participated in numerous engagements and campaigns during the Civil War, which include: Stirling's Plantation on September 29, 1863, the Teche Campaign, October 3 through November 30, 1863, Bayou Bourbeau on November 3, 1863, the Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition from March to May, 1864. The 15th surrendered with General E. Kirby Smith at Galveston, Texas on May 26, 1865.
Following the War, Saxon worked as a farmer. In 1899, while living in Angleton, he applied for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas and was approved. He moved to Marlin, Falls County after receiving his Confederate Pension.
After the death of his wife (name unknown) Saxon moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home on April 12, 1904. He was a resident of the Home until his death on May 27, 1907. Saxon died in Whitesboro, Grayson County while on furlough from the Home. His body was returned to Austin and he was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
His records from the Confederate Home do not mention any children, but he had a nephew, J. P. Saxon, who was to be notified of his passing.
Information taken from Compiled Military Service Record, 15th Texas Confederate Infantry Regiment web page at www.bauer.uh.edu/~parks/tex/irg0150.html, Confederate Pension Application # 499, Confederate Home Roster, and Blanche Saxon Stein.