Home Guard Units during the Civil War

 

During 1861 several volunteer companies were raised in Refugio County.  The first formed was the Refugio Guards, which mustered into service in May.  Following are the various companies' rosters as found in the State Archives.  If there is a link, use your browser's "find" button to locate the name on the linked page.  


Refugio Guards

Daniel C. Doughty, Captain Lieuen M. Rogers, 
1st Lt.
George Maley
2nd Lt.
Patrick Shelly, Adjutant
Andrew L. Doughty, 1st Sgt. H.C. Ives, 
2nd Sgt.
Robert Manning, 
3rd Sgt.
S.M. Robinson, 
4th Sgt.
W.W. Holbrook, 
1st Corp.
James A. McFaddin, 2nd Corp. Benjamin Barber, 
3rd Corp.
F.M. Swift
4th Corp.

 

Privates:  William Andrews, M.T. Barlow, William. T. Colville, Daniel Cryer, Isaac Decker, Robert Driscoll, Daniel Drummond, James Hart, John Madden, Amos Martin, Robert Martin, Zachariah Martin,  N.R. McDaniel, Dr. William P. McGrew, Jeremiah O'Driscoll,  S.W. Reed, Henry Scott, W.B. Shaw, William St. John, T.C. Stuhbs, Thad W. Swift, Dr. P.A. Thurmond, A.J. West, Benjamin F. West, and Michael West.

After the Refugio Guards disbanded, most of the men joined other units. Captain Dan Doughty formed a Spy Company, and some of the men joined him.

 

 

 

St. Mary's Home Guard

William T. Townsend, Captain William H. Long, 
1st Lt.
John A. Barber
2nd Lt.
T.M. Williamson, Surgeon
John Lowe, 
1st Sgt.
Alexander Bailey, 
2nd Sgt.
Andrew McCarty, 
3rd Sgt.
M.F. Seward, 
4th Sgt.
Henry Martin, 
1st Corp.
James Martin, 
2nd Corp.
Henry Seward, 
3rd Corp.
Henry Willett, 
4th Corp.

 

Privates:  Charles F. Bailey, F.A. Bailey, Chauncey Barlow, Amos Barber, Sam N. Carter, Dr. E.F. Carpenter, George Cauley, J.I. Cottingham, Henry Clark, John Cassidy, Joseph W. Dunn, F.M. Ellis, Theodore Fabian, C.R. Gillett, Edwin Hobby, Alfred M. Hobby, R.E. Jones, H.C. Jordan, Thomas B. Kimball, John Linney, James R. McCarty, B.F. Melton, Archibald McNeill, William Portiller, Elias Rice, John Rice, John Shoemaker, A. Snow, E.L. Snow, S.R. Turner, Joseph Toups, Goodenough Wood, and John Williamson.

 

 

 

Jeff Davis' Home Guards

Rafael Aldrete
Captain
Trinidad Aldrete
1st Lt.
Crisoforo Lozano, 
2nd Lt.
Dr. J.A. Throckmorton, Surgeon
S.R. Turner, 
1st Sgt.
Pedro N. Curbello, 
2nd Sgt.
Jacob Kring
3rd Sgt.
Nicolas Alvardo, 
4th Sgt.

 

Privates:  Tiburcio de Andar, John Becker, C. Benson, Henry Clark, John Casady, Domingo Cantu, Felio Cantu, Isidoro Chaves, Antonio Cadena, Benino Cortinas, Faustino Castillo, Miguel Diaz, A. Dunn, Michael Gallaher, Sirildo Gonzales, Julian Gomez, Edward Hickey, Pedro Hernandez, Juan Hernandez, Julian Hinojosa, Elian Lozano, Salvador Lozano, Michael Luque, J.A. Lemore, Feliz Moya, Alejandro Morillo,Ventura Morales, John Martin, Jinio Navarro, Edwin Peets, Matilde Reyes, Doroteo Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Jose M. Rodriguez, Juan Selvera, John Shannon, John Shoemaker, and Thomas Welder.

 

 

 

Lamar Home Guards

Edward P. Upton, 
Captain
Richard Jordan, 
1st Lt.
Samuel E. Upton, 
2nd Lt.
John Thomas, 
Sgt.

 

Privates:  Lugenio Ballou, Lyman Brightman, James W. Byrne, John Cisneros, Charles Dean, W.H. Dulaney, Cornelius Duffy, P. Finnegan, Jose Maria Garcia, Paulino Garcia, Lionisio Garcia, Francisco Garza, J. De Leon Garza, August Graf, Joel Heard, Eloco Lambardo, Manuel Ledesma, Juan A. Ledesma, G.R. Little, Murdock W. McRae, John Miers, J.S. Patterson, Jr., A.M. Peaks, E. Ramirez, V. Swartz, Antoine Strauch, John Teal, J.J. Thomas, R.A. Upton, W.H. Upton, and Ricardo Virizell.

 

 

 

Rough and Ready Home Guard

John Lowe, 
Captain
William H. Long, 
1st Lt.
John A. Barber
2nd Lt.
E.L. Snow, 
3rd Lt.
Goodenough Wood, 
1st Sgt.
M.F. Seward, 
2nd Sgt.
Dr. T.T. Williamson, Surgeon

 

Privates:  Alexander Bailey, Charles F. Bailey, Frederick C. Bailey, Amos Barber, T.H. Bargfeldt, G.W. Bennett, Dr. E.F. Carpenter, John Cassidy,  George Cauley, Henry Clark, J.I. Cottingham, M.F. Dorsett, Theodore M. Dorsett, William J. Dorsett, A.A. Dunn,  Joseph W. Dunn, F.M. Ellis, Theodore Fabian, C.R. Gillett, Alfred M. Hobby, Edwin Hobby, R.E. Jones, Joseph A. Lemore, John Linney, Andrew McCarty, Henry Martin, John Martin, Martin Neel, Edwin Peets, William Portiller, Elias Rice, John Rice, James Toups, S. Toups, Henry Willett, John Willett, W. N. Williamson.

[This company apparently replaced the St. Mary's Home Guard.]

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