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

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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HALSTEAD, E. B. -- The name E. B. Halsey appears on page 6 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain William A. 0. Wadsworth's Company which arrived at Velasco on December 20, 1835 and served under Fannin in 1836. Following his name is the notation: "Left." This means that he left the Company prior to February 29, 1836 when the company was mustered.

The name E. B. Halstead is listed on page 14 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 as a member of Captain Robert J. Calder's Company. The compiler believes E. B. Halsey and E. B. Halstead to be one and the same. No one by the name of Halstead or Halsey received either headright, bounty, or donation land certificates.

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. Robert J. Calder

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Halsey
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Dec 20