Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WIlliam Lewis Cabell (January 1, 1827 February 21, 1911) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and later served as Mayor of Dallas, Texas. WIlliam L. CAbell was born in Danville, Virginia. SIx of Cabell''s brothers also held prominent positions in the Confederate Army. ONe other brother died just prior to the Civil War from an arrow wound received in Florida. CAbell graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1850 and joined the United States Army as a second lieutenant with the 7th U.S. INfantry. IN June 1855, he was promoted to first lieutenant and appointed as regimental quartermaster on the staff of General Persifor F. SMith. AT the outbreak of the Civil War, Cabell returned to Little Rock, Arkansas, and offered his services to Governor Henry Massey Rector.