Another Sharpsburg veteran who was a post-war Texas state legislator, this is William Henry Burges, Jr. in about 1880, in a photograph shared online in several places by family genealogists.

He’s in this composite photograph of the Texas State Senate of 1881-83 (17th Legislature) from the Texas State Preservation Board, Austin, which is online among other references to Burges’s legislative history thanks to the Texas Legislative Reference Library. Senator Burges is at the bottom left.

Here’s Walter Moses Burton (c. 1829-1913), the man missing from that group photograph.

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