The Men and their Regiments
|As I went through the records of those men whose name had multiple entries, I "guessed" at which may be the correct one for those from Deaf Smith Co. Those names are in italics. Any corrections are welcomed.|
|Name||Unit||Co.||Rank in||Rank out||Film #, Roll #|
|Bell, J. H.||3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry||A||Pvt.||Sgt.
|10th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||F||Cpl.||1st Sgt||M227, 3|
|1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery||B||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 3|
|Burns, Charles G.||19th Regiment, Texas Infantry||H||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 5|
|1. Hodges, William||11th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||A||Pvt.||1st Sgt.||M227, 17|
|2. Hodges, William||17th Regiment Texas Infantry||E||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 17|
|Johnson, C. P.||24th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||C||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 115|
|McClain, Wiliam R.||10th Regiment, Texas Infantry||K||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 23|
|Rector, Thomas B.||22nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry||K||Blksmith||Pvt.||M227, 30|
|Sypert, J. M. (Joseph M.)||21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry||D||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 35|
|Taylor, Noah||21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry||B||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 36|
|Thomas, B. F.||9th Regiment, Texas Infantry||H||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 36|
|Turner, Benjamin (Benjamin J.)||4th Regiment, Texas Infantry||C||2nd Lt.||1st Lt.||M227, 37|
|Capt. Townsend's Company||2nd Lt.||2nd Lt.||M227, 37|
|3. Turner, Benjamin C. (Benjamin J.)||21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry||G||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 37|
|Turrentine, Daniel||Not located in the CWSS. Probably due to a transcription difference of the surname.|
|Tyler, W. S. (William S.)||22nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry||B||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 37|
|Watkins, George W. (George)||10th Regiment, Texas Infantry||E||-----||-----||M227, 38|
|Wilson, William J.||6th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||F||Pvt.||Pvt.||M227, 40|
|9th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||H, F, S.||Pvt.||Pvt.|
|13th Regiment, Texas Cavalry||K||Corporal||Private|
|1st Regiment, Texas Infantry||K||Pvt.||Pvt.|
|17th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Allen's)||A||Pvt.||Pvt.|
|Arnold's Company, Texas Infantry||Pvt.||Pvt.|
|Woodburn, E. T.||Not located in the CWSS. Probably due to a transcription difference of the surname.|
Regiments Mentioned Above
|1st Regiment, Texas Heavy Artillery
1st Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized at Galveston, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862 using the 3rd Texas Artillery Battalion as its nucleus. The unit served in the Trans-Mississippi Department primarily at Galveston and along the upper Texas coast. Company F was stationed at Sabine Pass during September, 1863, and was prominent in the surrender of two Federal gunboats, the Sachem and Clifton. In April, 1864, it was stationed at Galveston Island with 23 officers and 462 men, and in April, 1865, there were 430 present for duty. The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2. Its commanders were Colonel Joseph J. Cook, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Manly, and Major Edward Von Harten.
|1st Regiment, Texas Infantry
1st Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virginia, in August,
1861, with ten companies from Marion, Cass, Polk, Houston, Harrison, Tyler,
Anderson, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, Newton, and Nacogdoches counties.
Later two companies from Galveston and Trinity County were added to the
command. Part of Hood's Texas Brigade, it served under Generals Hood,
J.B. Robertson, and J.Gregg. The regiment fought with the Army of Northern
Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was detached with
Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It was involved in
the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and later the
Appomattox Campaign. This unit had 477 effectives in April, 1862 and lost
eighty-two percent of the 226 engaged at Sharpsburg and more than twenty
percent of the 426 at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 16 officers and
133 men. The field officers were Colonels Frederick S. Bass, Hugh McLeod,
Alexis T. Rainey, and Louis T. Wigfall; Lieutenant Colonels Harvey H.
Black, Albert G. Clopton, R.J. Harding, and P.A. Work; and Majors Matt.
Dale and John R. Woodward
|3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (South Kansas-Texas Mounted Volunteers)
3rd Cavalry Regiment, organized at Dallas, Texas, in June, 1861, contained
men recruited at Marshall, Henderson, Ladonia, Greenville, and Dallas.
It was also called "South Kansas-Texas Regiment" probably because
it was organized to serve in Kansas. It fought at Wilson's Creek and in
October, 1861 had 38 officers and 669 men present for duty. Later the
unit fought at Chustenahlah and Elkhorn Tavern, then moved east of the
Mississippi River. After participating in the Battles of Iuka and Corinth,
it was assigned to Ross' Brigade and served with the Army of Tennessee
during the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment skirmished in Tennessee and
ended the war in Mississippi attached to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi,
and East Louisiana. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. The
field officers were Colonels Robert H. Cumby, Elkanah Greer, and Hinchie
P. Mabry; Lieutenant Colonels Giles S. Boggess and Walter P. Lane; and
Majors J.J.A. Barker, George W. Chilton, and Absalom B. Stone.
|4th Regiment, Texas Infantry
4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia. Its members were recruited in the counties of Goliad, Travis, Robertson, Falls, Guadalupe, McLennan, Bexar, Grimes, Walker, Hill, Montgomery, Freestone, Navarro, Ellis, and Henderson. It became part of Hood's Texas Brigade and served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J. Gregg. The 4th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It continued the fight in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and in various conflicts around Appomattox. The regiment had 470 effectives in April, 1862 and lost fifty-four percent of the 200 engaged at Sharpsburg and more than twenty-five percent of the 415 at Gettysburg. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 15 officers and 145 men. The field officers were Colonels John P. Bane, John B. Hood, John C.G. Key, and John Marshall; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Carter, Bradfute Warwick, and Clinton M. Winkler; and Majors William H. Martin and W.P. Townsend.
|6th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Wharton, Stone's)
6th Cavalry Regiment [also called 2nd Regiment] was organized with 1,150 men at Dallas, Texas, in September, 1861. Many of the men were from Dallas, McKinney, Waco, Austin, and Lancaster, and Bell County. The unit skirmished in the Indian Territory, fought at Elkhorn Tavern, then moved wast of the Mississippi River. It contained 803 effectives in the spring of 1862 and was dismounted during the battles at Corinth and Hatchie Bridge. Here the regiment reported 148 killed, wounded, or missing. Assigned to Ross' Brigade, it served with the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign, was active in Tennessee, and ended the war in Mississippi attached to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonels Lawrence S. Ross, B. Warren Stone, and Jack Wharton; Lieutenant Colonels John S. Griffith and Peter F. Ross; and Robert M. White and Stephen B. Wilson.
|9th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Sims')
9th Cavalry Regiment was organized with 1,050 men in Grayson County,
Texas, during the late summer of 1861. Its members were recruited in Clarksville,
Sherman, Mt. Pleasant, Avinger, and Paris. After participating in various
conflicts in the Indian Territory, it moved east of the Mississippi River
and in the spring of 1862, contained 657 effectives. Later it fought at
Corinth and Hatchie Bridge and reported 19 killed, 57 wounded, and 41
missing. The regiment continued the fight in Mississippi, joined Ross'
Brigade, then was active in the Atlanta Campaign and the operations in
Tennessee. It ended the war in Mississippi attached to the Department
of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonels
Dudley W. Jones, William B. Sims, and N.W. Townes; Lieutenant Colonels
Thomas G. Berry, J. N. Dodson, and William Quayle; and Major James C.
|9th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Maxey's) (Young's)
9th (Maxey's) Infantry Regiment [also called 8th Regiment] was organized during September, 1861. The men were recruited in Galveston and Paris, and Titus, Llano, Collin, and Lamar counties. It moved east of the Mississippi River and saw action at Shiloh and Perryville. Later it was assigned to General P. Smith's and Extor's Brigade. It fought at Murfreesboro, served in Mississippi, then participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Nashville. Ordered to Alabama, it ended the war at Mobile. This regiment lost thirty percent of the 226 engaged at Shiloh and thirty-eight percent of the 323 at Murfreesboro. Few surrendered in May, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels Samuel B. Maxey, Wright A. Stanley, and William H. Young; Lieutenant Colonels William E. Beeson and Miles A. Dillard; and Majors James Burnet, W.M. Harrison, and James H. McReynolds.
|10th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Locke's)
10th Cavalry Regiment was organized with about 900 men during the late summer of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in the towns of Quitman and Tyler, and the counties of Upshur, Rusk, and Cherokee. For the first few months it served in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, then was dismounted after crossing the Mississippi River. After fighting at Richmond, the unit was assigned to General Ector's Brigade in the Army of Tennessee. It participated in numerous battles from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and aided in the defense of Mobile. This regiment totalled 565 effectives during the spring of 1862 and lost thirty-four percent of the 350 engaged at Murfreesboro. Very few surrendered on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James M. Barton and W.D. Craig, and Majors Wiley B. Ector and Hulum D. E. Redwine.
|10th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Nelson's)
10th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of its members were from Houston and Tyler, and Grimes, Freestone, San Augustine, and Washington counties. It served in the Department of Texas, then was captured at Arkansas Post in January, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to Deshler's, J.A. Smith's, and Granbury's Brigade, and in September, 1863, consolidated with the 6th Infantry Regiment and the 15th Cavalry Regiment (dismounted). The command went on to participate in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Bentonville. It lost 20 killed, 95 wounded, and 28 missing at Chickamauga, and in December, 1863, totalled 642 men and 437 arms. Few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Roger Q. Mills and Allison Nelson, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Young, and Majors Seymour C. Brasher and John R. Kennard.
|11th Regiment, Texas Cavalry
11th Cavalry Regiment was organized with 855 men at Camp Reeves, Grayson County, Texas, in May, 1861. Some of its members were from Clarksville and Mt. Pleasant, and Bowie County. This regiment, along with the 8th Texas Cavalry, was one of the best in Confederate service. It was active in the Indian Territory and Arkansas, then was dismounted when it arrived on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. After fighting at Richmond and Murfreesboro, it was remounted and assigned to Wharton's and T. Harrison's Brigade. The unit participated in the Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Atlanta campaigns, then was active in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. It contained 599 officers and men in the spring of 1862 and reported 7 killed, 87 wounded, and 20 missing at Murfreesboro. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Joseph M. Bounds, John C. Burks, James J. Diamond, Otis M. Messick, George R. Reeves, and William C. Young; Lieutenant Colonels Robert W. Hooks and Andrew J. Nicholson; and Majors H. F. Bone, John W. Mayrant, and John B. Puryear.
|13th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Burnett's) (13th Mounted Volunteers)
13th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Crockett, Texas, during the
winter of 1861-1862 with about 900 men. Some of its members were from
Centerville, Crockett, Madisonville. In the summer of 1862 it was dismounted
and later assigned to O. Young's and Waul's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi
Department. The unit participated in various conflicts in Louisiana and
Arkansas including the engagement at Jenkins' Ferry. It disbanded during
the late spring of 1865. The field officers were Colonels John H. Burnett
and Anderson F. Crawford, Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Beaty, and Major
Elias T. Steale
|17th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Allen's)
17th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Terry, Austin,
Texas, in March, 1862. Men of this unit were recruited at Austin, Belton,
and Columbus, and in Burleson, Smith, and Angelina counties. It was assigned
to McCulloch's, Flournoy's, Scurry's, and Waterhouse's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi
Department, and saw action in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. It lost
21 killed, 68 wounded, and 3 missing at Millikenís Bend, had 1 officer
and 39 men captured during Banks' Red River Campaign, then participated
in the fight at Jenkinsí Ferry. In 1865 it was stationed at Hempstead,
Texas and was included in the surrender in June. The field officers were
Colonels Robert T.P. Allen and George W. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph
Z. Miller, and Majors R.D. Allen and John W. Tabor.
|19th Regiment, Texas Infantry
The 19th Infantry regiment was assembled and accepted into Confederate
service at San Augustine, Texas, in May, 1862. Many of its members were
raised at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson, and Carthage, and in Rusk County. The
unit was attached to Flournoy's, Waterhouse's, and Scurry's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi
Department, and fought in Louisiana and Arkansas.
|21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Lancers)
21st Cavalry 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 command.
|22nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (1st Indian-Texas Regiment)
22nd Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Indian-Texas Regiment] was
formed by Colonel R. H. Taylor during the spring of 1862 with 873 men.
The regiment was assigned to W.R. Bradfute's, Flournoy's, W.H. King's,
and J.E. Harrison's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. In May,
1862, its force was down to 20 officers and 315 men, and it lost 1 killed,
9 wounded, and 1 missing at Newtonia. Later it was dismounted, saw action
in Arkansas and Louisiana, and in March, 1865, contained 14 officers and
167 men. It was included in the surrender on June 2. The field officers
were Colonels James G. Stevens and Robert H. Taylor; and Lieutenant Colonels
John A. Buck, William H. Johnson, Thomas Lewelling, George W. Merrick,
and Robert D. Stone
|24th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Wilkes') (2nd Texas Lancers)
24th Cavalry Regiment [also called 2nd Texas Lancers] completed its
organization during the late spring of 1862. Men of this unit were recruited
in Mueces, Comanche, Waller, Montgomery, and Karnes counties. It was soon
dismounted and sent to Arkansas. Here the regiment was captured at Arkansas
Post in January, 1863. After being exchanged, it was consolidated with
the 17th, 18th, and 25th Texas Cavalry Regiments (dismounted) and assigned
to Deshler's, J.A. Smith's, and Granbury's Brigade. This command fought
with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's
winter operations in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. The
24th was organized with about 900 men and reported 54 casualties of the
587 engaged at Arkansas Post. The 17th/18th/24th/25th reported 200 disabled
at Chickamauga and totalled 690 men and 520 arms in December, 1863. Few
surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William
A. Taylor and Franklin C. Wilkes, and Lieutenant Colonels Robert R. Neyland
and Patrick H. Swearingen
|Arnold's Company, Texas Infantry Riflemen (Militia). No unit history.|
|Townsend's Company, Texas Infantry (Robertson Five Shooters) - No unit history.|
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