GUADALUPE GARCIA, JOSE DE
GUADALUPE GARCÍA, JOSÉ DE (1836–1925). José (also called Abrán or Abraham) de Guadalupe García, soldier, son of Jesús and María García, was born in San Pedro de las Colonias, Chihuahua, in 1836. He moved to Eagle Pass, Texas, in 1860. He married Jesusita Menjares before the Civil War, and they had five children. During the war García enlisted in Capt. Lorenzo Trevinio's Confederate cavalry, received the rank of fifth sergeant, and became a prisoner of war when Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith surrendered the company to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 26, 1865. In 1872 García enlisted in Lt. Manuel Bau's Company X of the Texas Ranger Minute Men in Maverick County and served in the Mexican border area, fighting Indians and bandits. On April 26, 1873, while still with the Minute Men, he joined the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry as a guide under Lt. John L. Bullis and was among those who accompanied Ranald S. Mackenzie on the Remolino Raid into Mexico to chastise the Kickapoo Indians for their depredations in Texas. For this García was paid with ponies captured in the raid and $2.50 a day. On his return he registered the S-Reverse-S brand in Maverick County. He died on March 7, 1925, in Hondo, Texas, and was buried in the Old Mexican Cemetery next to his wife and one of his daughters.
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