previous next


‘ [192] Texas cavalry distinguished itself’ in the defeat of the Seventeenth Federal corps March 21st. General Hardee's son, a promising youth of sixteen, was mortally wounded while charging in the front rank of the Eighth Texas. In the organization under General Johnston, as reported April 9, 1865, the Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Fifteenth infantry, and Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth dismounted cavalry were consolidated in one regiment, called the First Texas, under Lieut.-Col. William A. Ryan, and assigned to Govan's brigade, Hardee's corps. The Eighth and Eleventh cavalry were in the cavalry corps commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Wade Hampton. These organizations represented Texas when the army was surrendered at Greensboro.


Brigades of Ross and Ector in 1865.

By an order of Major-General Forrest, February 13, 1865, Gen. W. H. Jackson was ordered to consolidate and organize a division of cavalry, to be composed of three brigades, one of which was to be Ross' Texas brigade, to be commanded by Brig.-Gen. L. S. Ross, consisting of the Third, Sixth and Ninth Texas regiments, under Colonel Griffith, Eleventh and Seventeenth Arkansas consolidated, Willis' battalion and Cobb's scouts.

At the same time Ector's brigade, under Col. David Coleman, was in French's division, under General Maury, commanding at Mobile, and the Texas regiments were commanded, Ninth by Col. Miles A. Dillard, Tenth cavalry dismounted by Capt. Jacob Zeigler, Fourteenth cavalry dismounted by Lieut.-Col. Abram Harris, and the Thirty-second dismounted by Capt. Nathan Anderson. Douglas' battery, under Lieut. Ben Hardin, was on duty in the Mobile defenses. Ector's brigade shared in the gallant defense of Spanish Fort, being then commanded by Col. J. A. Andrews.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Spanish Fort (Alabama, United States) (1)
Greensboro (North Carolina, United States) (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
April 9th, 1865 AD (1)
February 13th, 1865 AD (1)
1865 AD (1)
March 21st (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: