HENRY EUSTACE McCULLOCH

1816 1895


Henry Eustace McCulloch was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, December 6, 1816, and was the younger brother of equally famous Gen. Ben McCulloch. He moved to Texas in 1837, and in 1843 he was elected sheriff Of Guadalupe County. He rendered service in the Mexican War as captain of a company of Texas Rangers. He was elected to the state legislature in 1853 and to the state senate in 1855. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Texas.

McCulloch was commissioned colonel of the 1st Texas Mounted Riflemen on April 15, 1861, and brigadier general to rank form March 14, 1862. His sevice was all within Texas, where he was in command of various districts, until he participated in a campaign to relieve the siege of Vicksburg. In that campaign, he unsucessfully stormed the fortifications at Milliken's Bend (June, 1863). At the end of the war he was commanding a brigade in John G. Walker's division.

He died in Rockport, Texas, on March 12, 1895, and was burried in Seguin.