4th Regiment, Texas Cavalry
(4th Mounted Volunteers)
4th Cavalry Regiment was
organized with about 1,000 men during the late summer of 1861. Its
members were from Gonzales, San Antonio, Bonham, Austin, Livingston,
Crockett, and Alto, and Milam and Parker counties. The unit served in
the Army of New Mexico, then was assigned to Green's and Hardeman's
Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It saw action in numerous
conflicts in Louisiana and reported 28 casualties at Cox's Plantation
and 6 at Bayou Bourbeau. The unit was ordered to Hampstead, Texas,
during the spring of 1865 and soon disbanded. The field officers were
Colonels William P. Hardeman and James Reily, Lieutenant Colonels G.
J. Hampton and William R. Scurry, and Majors Charles M. Mesueur and
Henry W. Raguet.
(5th Mounted Volunteers)
Cavalry Regiment was formed at San Antonio, Texas, during the late
summer of 1861 with about 1,000 officers and men. Most of its members
were from Waco, San Antonio, Bonham, Weatherford, and Austin. After
serving with the Army of New Mexico it was assigned to Green's,
Hardeman's, and Debray's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
The regiment fought in Louisiana and reported 99 casualties at Cox's
Plantation and 7 at Bayou Bourbeau. Later it moved to Huntsville, Texas,
and disbanded before the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers
were Colonels Thomas Green and Henry C. McNeill, Lieutenant Colonel
Denman W. Shannon, and Majors Samuel A. Lockridge and Hugh A. McPhaill.
21st Regiment, Texas
(1st Texas Lancers)
Regiment [also called 1st Texas Lancers] was organized during the spring
of 1862, with about 800 men. They were from Parker, Dallas, Bell, and
Austin counties. It was assigned to Hawes', Cooper's, Steele's, and
Lane's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The unit was active
in Marmaduke's Missouri Raid, then skirmished in various conflicts in
Louisiana where a detachment reported 5 killed and 4 wounded at
Calcasieu Pass. Later it saw action in Arkansas. The 21st disbanded
before the surrender in June, 1865. Colonel George W. Carter, Lieutenant
Colonel DeWitt C. Giddings, and Major Benjamin D. Chenoweth were in
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