Sion Record Bostick (Bostwick) was born 1819 in Alabama. Sion Bostick was present for the battle of Gonzales in the company of Capt. P. R. Splane and took part in the Siege of Béxar. When Antonio López de Santa Anna marched into Texas, Bostick reenlisted, on March 21, 1836, as a private in Capt. Moseley Baker’s company of Col. Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texas Volunteers; he fought in the battle of San Jacinto. A Sion Bostick is also listed as a member of Capt. William H. Patton’s Columbia Company at the time of the battle. With two other scouts, Joel Robison and James A. Sylvester, Bostick captured and brought in Santa Anna on April 22. After San Jacinto he reenlisted as a private in the army, first for the term from March 11 through May 25 and then from July 1 to October 1, in the company of Capt. B. F. Ravill. He took part in the battle of Plum Creek that year and later claimed to have served during the Mexican War in Capt. Claiborne C. Herbert’s Company E of Col. John Coffee Hays’s First Texas Mounted Rifles. This company was recruited in Columbus, but Bostick’s name does not appear on its muster roll. On March 21, 1862 he enlisted in Capt. John C. Upton’s Company B of Col. James J. Archer’s Fifth Texas Infantry regiment of the famed Hood’s Texas Brigade. He served for a time in Virginia but was discharged by the order of the Confederate secretary of war on September 22 as over age. “During the war with Spain I was very much troubled because I was too old to go,” he later wrote.
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