About Humphrey Pollock Bate
Born 26 June 1828 and died at Shiloh 6 April 1862 after lighting a cigarette at night and being shot by the enemy.
Col. Bate had a younger brother, Capt. Humphrey Bate, to whom he was very much attached. During a lull in the fighting at Shiloh the two brothers met and while they were conversing the colonel asked for a light for his cigar from the cigar which his brother was smoking, and he was in the act of lighting the cigar, Capt. Humphrey Bate received a mortal wound from the enemy and died in a few hours. Col. Bate was often seen with cigars in his mouth afterwards, but never lighted one as long as he lived.
Humphrey Pollock Bate born to parents , James Henry Bate and Amanda Patience (Weatherred) on June 26, 1828. He married Julia Anderson Tyree April 12, 1851. She was born August 29, 1830 and died January 6, 1876. Together, they had three children: Humphrey, Elizabeth Patience, and William Tyree. Humphrey became a casualty of the War Between the States. He was shot and killed on April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh