Marker [089]
Captain John Henery Letellier
(West Hill Cemetery, Sherman)


Born in Virginia. Educated at Bethany College. In 1861, he joined Confederate Army, serving in Co. K, 24th Va. Inf. Fought in battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gettysburg, and others.

Received several wounds, one serious (at Plymouth). Resumed teaching at end of war. Came to Texas and operated the Sherman Private School, 1871-1913.

A dynamic teacher and expert in math, he taught many persons who later rose to prominence.