The 35th (Brown's) Cavalry Regiment was organized with 927 men in October, 1863, by consolidating the 12th (Brown's) Cavalry Battalion and Roundtree's Texas Cavalry Battalions. The unit served in the Trans-Mississippi Department and in January, 1864, contained 29 officers and 409 men. It skirmished in Texas and was on scouting duty along the coast. On June 2, 1865, it was included in the Confederate surrender. The field officers at that time were Colonel Reuben R. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel W. Perkins, and Major Lee C. Roundtree.
Muster roles show him on sick furlough May 30 through June 3, 1862 and on sick leave in Montgomery County in October, 1864.
Sam surrendered along with the Tran Mississippi Department commanded by General E. Kirby Smith to Major General E. R. S. Canby, commander of the West Mississippi Division of the U.S. Army. Sam was given a 'Parole of Honor' in exchange for his signed agreement to no longer serve in the Confederate Army or aid any enemies of the U.S. This document was signed by his mark, 'X', on July 17, 1865. [It should be noted that Samuel could sign his name. Many CSA veterans refused to sign their names to Union or Federal Reconstruction documents and apparently Sam was no exception.]
(Service information copied from National Archive microfilm roll #169, Records of the Adjutant Generals Office and the Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, roll #227-23, MAN-McCL)
Muster roles for June 22, 1862 show him sick in Matagorda, as "unable for duty", but the leave was not approved. He was not paid through October since he was listed as absent without leave. Records show him back in service by 1863, although he was discharged on February 4, 1863 "on account of being over age". Joseph is buried in Thompson cemetery in Matagorda County, Texas according to a published CSA veteran records volume.
(Service information copied from the Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, roll #227-23, MAN-McCL)
It is appropriate that we honor these men today as April 26th is Confederate Veterans Memorial Day. From sea to shining sea we link hearts, minds and spirits to honor faithful veterans whose resting places have been previously unknown, unmarked or neglected. May our hearts be lifted up to the Lord as we have the invocation.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES FLAG
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands;
one nation, under God, indivisible,
PLEDGE TO THE TEXAS FLAG
“Honor the Texas flag, I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
one state under God, one and indivisible.”
SALUTE TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG
“I salute the Confederate flag with affection, reverence and undying remembrance.”
CALL TO REMEMBRANCE
May this marker be blessed. May it remind all who pause not only of the noble deeds of these Confederate Heroes, but of the continuing need for unselfish service. From this moment of dedication, we trust there may come inspiration for broader vision and finer service.
TRIBUTES (See information above about each soldier compiled by Mike Cox.)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church now owns the property on which Thompson Cemetery is located. When I met with their board a year and a half ago, they graciously granted permission to add a marker for Josiah Mangum. One of the board members made the statement "If I were buried in an unmarked grave, I would hope someone would care enough to place a marker for me." Today we are showing that we care. Their minister, Rev. Susan Kennard, had planned to participate today, but was called out of town. Since the fence at Thompson Cemetery encloses only the graves which were marked, Mr. Mangum's marker will be placed at the foot of the graves on the right. It is placed outside the fence for today so it would be visible to everyone.
Kenneth Thames, Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438, not only placed the order for the markers, but took care of the details of having the markers set at both sites.
Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438 has provided the funds to pay for the marker settings.
The markers arrived a year ago and Taylor Bros. Funeral Home provided storage for them all that time.
Many of our UDC members had other
obligations and could not be here today. I want to thank Jackie and
Donna for all they have done. Donna composed and printed the
programs as well providing refreshments. Jackie provided the wreath
for our ceremony. Their dedication to UDC and their experience is
- Present by
April 29, 2008
May 18, 2008