Biographical Sketch of Ransom, Henry L.
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Fort Bend County, Deputy Sheriff
Henry Lee Ransom, the present efficient deputy under Sheriff Peareson, was born in Brenham, Texas, on the 29th of December 1870. His father was a soldier under General Lee, his grandfather having ten sons in the Confederate army. Henry came to Fort Bend County in October 1889, and was living in the county when the war broke out with Spain, and has the distinction of being the only Fort Bend County boy who served in the Philippines. He enlisted August 15th, 1899, in the company of Captain John A. Hulein, Company D, 33rd Infantry Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Luther R. Hare. He saw much active service in the Philippines, and was one of the famous band under Colonel Hare that rescued Gilmore’s men. On, June the 30th, 1901, when his term of enlistment had expired, he received an honorable discharge, with the following military record from his Captain:
“Noncommissioned officer, Corporal. Battles, engagements, skirmishes and expeditions, San Jacinto, November 11, 1899. Taynadin Pass, December 4, 1899. San Fabian, November 7, 1899; Augo, November 16, 1890; Bantayon, November 8, 1899; San Jose, December 7, 1899; Bandi, January 13,1899; Licuan, January 25,1900; Cagituman, April 19, 1900; Dalawog, April 20, 1900; Malibcong, May 19, 1900; Dinguan Mountain, September 16, 1900; insurgent attack on Banguea, September 20, 23 and 28, October 6, 131 20 and 22, 1900. General Wheaton’s expedition to Tinganyon Gulf November 5 to 262 1899; expedition to Alson and San Jacinto, November 16 and 17, 1899; Cabaroan, November 23 to 25, 1899; operations, Young’s Brigade, Northwest Luzon, November 27, 1899, to January 9, 1900; Brelbalason, May 22 to 23, 1900.
“Wounds received in service, None.
“Remarks, Character, excellent.
“Service, Honest and faithful.”
Mr. Ransom has no family.