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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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HAGGARD, HENRY H. - The name W. H. Haggard appears on page 232 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as having served for a time in Captain William H. Patton’s Company after the battle of San Jacinto. Following the name is the notation: “Detailed by order of the Genl. and left at the upper camp opposite Harrisburg to guard the baggage & sick.” The soldier was probably Henry H. Haggard who was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3936 for 320 acres of land June 25, 1838 for having served in the army from March 23 to July 26, 1836.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: [Capt. William H. Patton] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: W. H.; Haygood; Hagood; Haggood; Hagegod; Howell Haggard
  • Date of Birth: 1808
  • Birthplace: Mississippi, Wilkinson County
  • Date of Death: 1878
  • Burial Place: Mississippi?
  • Other Battles: Siege of Bexar.
  • Bounty Certificate: 3936
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Wife: Amanda M. Churcher or Church or Chessher
  • Children: Henry George W. Haygood; Elizabeth Haygood Harrell; Stephen Haygood; James Haygood; Cynthia [Cyntha P.] Haygood; Eliza Jane Haggard; Amanda D. Hagard;