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Webb County, Texas, 33rd Texas Regiment Rosters

Last modified: 31 MAY 2008

According to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System,
"33rd Cavalry Regiment was organized in April 1863 by using the 14th (Duff's) Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Its members were recruited at San Antonio, Port Lavaca, and Mt. Vernon and in Kaufman County. This unit served in Gano's and Hardeman's Brigade Trans-Mississippi Department and was active along the lower Rio Grande. In April 1864 it was near Bonham Texas and contained 23 officers and 307 men. On June 2, 1865 it was included in the surrender. The field officers were Colonel James Duff Lieutenant Colonel James R. Sweet and Majors Santos Benavides and John T. Brackenridge."

Benavides Calvary was formed from a remnant of the 33rd Calvary Regiment. As far as I know, there is no separate roster, so I've included the roster for the entire 33rd Calvary. If anyone has corrections, clarifications, or more information, please contact me,

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Google Books

The following books reference Santos Benavides, the 33rd Regiment, and campaigns across the southern border. Included are letters between Benavides and his commanders.

The Miscellaneous Documents of the House of Representatives for the First Session of the Fifty-Second Congress, 1891-'92, Washington, GPO 1892
many accounts and letters of Santos Benavides

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, by John Sheldon Mooldey, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley, Henry Martyn Lazelle, Robert Nicholson Scott, United States War Dept, United States Congress. House, Fred Crayton Ainsworth, United States War Records Office

A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, by Frank Cushman Pierce, 1917, George Banta Publishing Company