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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A sketch of Debray's Twenty-Sixth regiment of Texas cavalry. (search)
sed of one-year men, was also accepted in the service and became Company G. These seven companies were organized into a battalion under the command of Major Samuel Boyer Davis, who, being at the same time Assistant Adjutant-General at District headquarters, soon resigned his lineal rank. On the 7th of December, 1861, Major Xompany K, from Harris county. General Hebert, commanding the District of Texas, upon receiving the report of the completion of the regiment, appointed Major Samuel Boyer Davis to be its Colonel. But when it became known that newly organized regiments were, by law, entitled to elect their field officers, Colonel Davis resignedColonel Davis resigned, and an election was ordered to be held on the 17th of March, 1862, in which the following officers were chosen: X. B. Debray, Colonel; J. J. Myers, Lieutenant-Colonel; and M. Menard, Major. Owing to delays, either at District or Department headquarters, in forwarding the muster-rolls, or in examining them in the War Department,