Lavaca County, Texas
Military & Pension Records

Memorial at the Lavaca County Courthouse "erected in dedication to all the fallen heroes of Lavaca County who suffered the supreme sacrifice for the freedom of this country and the free world"

Texas Independence

Korean War

Vietnam War

Other Military Casualties

General Information

War of Texas Independence

Sons of DeWitt Colony of Texas

Inquiries and anecdotes concerning residents and contributors to the area are solicited for posting in the DeWitt Colony Family History section. General discussion about the colony and its role in Texas history are solicited for the Feedback and Discussion section.

Lavaca County Heroes of the Texas Revolution

A large monument in the Hallettsville Memorial Park honors particpants in the Texas Revolution at the Alamo, Goliad, Gonzales, and San Jacinto. Individual markers honor Stephen Tucker Foley, Joseph Kent, Paul Sccarborough, and Captain Leiper Willoughby. For San Jacinto veterans, links are provided to biographies at the San Jacinto Museum of History web site.

Texas Muster Rolls, 1835-1836

Scans of the original muster rolls and index at the state TXGenWeb site

Civil War

1890 Census - Union Soldier Schedule

Lavaca County entries with rank and regiment

Confederate Pension Applications

Index of Confederate pension applications made by Lavaca County residents, contributed by Vera Mendoza.
View pension application of Elizabeth McGary Kornegay, widow of David S. Kornegay.
View letter regarding pension application of Mary Buford Fitzhenry, widow of Almond Fitzhenry.

Confederate Indigent Families

Index of Confederate Indigent Families in Lavaca County (1863-1865), contributed by Vera Mendoza.

Terry's Texas Rangers

Web site for the Texas 8th Cavalry (also, known as Terry's Rangers).
See list of Terry's Rangers with Lavaca County connections.

Second Texas Cavalry CO K

There were several men from Lavaca County on the Unit Roster. This is a project to gather history of CO K and of the men who served in this company.

Historical Markers at the Hallettsville Memorial Park

Historical markers honoring Civil War participants Arthur Pendleton Bagby, General John W. Whitfield and Whitfield's Legion.

Spanish-American War

Obituary for Charles August Lindenberg

World War I

WWI Draft Registration Card Data

Lists birth dates and race of those who registered in Lavaca County

WWI Casualties

Names from the memorial at the Lavaca County courthouse erected November 11, 1986 by VFW Post #6382 and American Legion Post #230

WWI Veterans Burials in Lavaca County

Veterans information extracted from Sam Tise Cemetery Books Vol I-VI

American Battle Monuments Commission Web Site

Data on servicemen buried in France or listed as missing.

U.S. Naval Deaths, World War I's searchable database


Oscar A. Smith
William "Turner" Whittington

World War II

WWII Casualties

Names from the memorial at the Lavaca County courthouse erected November 11, 1986 by VFW Post #6382 and American Legion Post #230

Read news articles about the Downed Flyers.

World War II Army & Air Force Casualties

American Battle Monuments Commission Web Site

Data on servicemen buried overseas or listed as missing.

Tales from Lavaca County

The following Lavaca County history articles were written by Brenda Lincke Fisseler and printed in the quarterly published by the Victoria County Genealogical Society:

An On the Home Front Snapshot
January through March 1942

Foster Field and Lavaca County
Partners on the Home Front

In Short Supply
Tire Rationing and Scrap Rubber Drives During WWII

Other Military Casualties

Clash with Villa Troops

See obituary for Anthony Cunningham, Jr., killed in 1919

Military and Veteran Records

The Texas State Library and Archives has the most complete collection of military records for Texas.

Among the many military and veteran records that may yield vital statistic information are:

Military records are available though the National Archives and Records Administration.

The LDS Texas Research Outline lists sources for military records.

Photo of war memorial contributed by Kelly Zrubek

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