Corporal Appolinaire Gillard, Co. H, 25th Texas Cavalry, CSA

1850

  • August 31:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Liberty County, TX showed 8 year old Appolinaire living with his parents and siblings. His father John, Gillard was a farmer who owns 11 slaves.

1860

  • July 13: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Liberty County, TX showed Appolinaire, a farmer, living with a Lacour family.  12-year-old Azema Lacour would become his wife.

1862

  • March 17:  Appolinaire enlisted in the C.S. Army in Liberty County, TX.
  • May 11 to June 30:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • June 10:  Appo is elected to 4th Corporal.
  • June 30 to April 30, 1863:  Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • May to December:  Company Muster Rolls.  Present.

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Appointed 2nd Corporal March 12. 1864.”
  • November 30: Appo was captured at the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 2: Appeared on a roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, TN.
  • December 5: Arrived at Camp Douglas, Illinois via Louisville, KY.
  • December: Listed on a Regimental Return as Absent “In army Tenn.”

1865

  • May 4: Appeared on a list of Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas forwarded to New Orleans for exchange.

1867

  • August 12:  Appo Gillard was shown on a voter registration list from Shiloh Church, Liberty County, TX.

1870

  • August 25: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Liberty County, TX showed Appo, a farmer, living with his wife and two young children.

1880

  • June 27: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Liberty County, TX showed Appo, a farmer, and Azima, his wife, living with their children.