John Howard Brown, ed., “McCulloch, Henry Eustace,” Lamb’s Biographical Dictionary of the United States (Boston: James H. Lamb Company, 1903), 5: 223.
McCULLOCH, Henry Eustace, soldier, was born in Rutherford county, Tenn., Dec. 6. 1816; son of Lieut. Alexander McCulloch. He engaged in rafting on the Mississippi, and at the outbreak of the Florida war of 1836 he served as a volunteer. He removed to Texas in 1837 and engaged in land surveying. He was married, in 1810, to Jane Isabella Ashby. He was appointed tax-collector for Gonzales county in 1840. II.; was elected captain of four different volunteer companies during the war with Mexico ; raised a company of rangers in 1850, of which he was elected captain, and engaged in several skirmishes with hostile Indians. He was mustered out of service, Nov. 4, 1851, and returned to Texas, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising, He was a representative in the state legislature, 1853-55; state senator, 1855-59; and U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Texas, 1859-61. He was appointed by the secession convention a colonel with authority to recruit a regiment of volunteers, with which he captured U.S. stores at Camp Colorado and at Fort Chadburn. He was commissioned colonel by President Davis, and raised a regiment of mounted men for the Confederate army. He assumed command of the department of Texas; was elected colonel of the regiment he had raised and was subsequently appointed brigadier-general. After the war he returned to Texas. He was superintendent of the state deaf and dumb asylum, 1876-79, and agent of the state land board, 1885-87.