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From: "Troy Groves" <>
Subject: [11TH-TEXAS-CAVALRY] NPS Summary and Roster
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 08:17:26 -0700
Here is the National Parks Service's capsule history for the 11th Texas
11th Regiment, Texas Cavalry
11th Cavalry Regiment was organized with 855 men at Camp Reeves, Grayson
County, Texas, in May, 1861. Some of its members were from Clarksville and
Mt. Pleasant, and Bowie County. This regiment, along with the 8th Texas
Cavalry, was one of the best in Confederate service. It was active in the
Indian Territory and Arkansas, then was dismounted when it arrived on the
eastern side of the Mississippi River. After fighting at Richmond and
Murfreesboro, it was remounted and assigned to Wharton's and T. Harrison's
Brigade. The unit participated in the Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Atlanta
campaigns, then was active in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of
It contained 599 officers and men in the spring of 1862 and reported 7
killed, 87 wounded, and 20 missing at Murfreesboro. Only a remnant
surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Joseph M.
Bounds, John C. Burks, James J. Diamond, Otis M. Messick, George R. Reeves,
and William C. Young; Lieutenant Colonels Robert W. Hooks and Andrew J.
Nicholson; and Majors H. F. Bone, John W. Mayrant, and John B. Puryear.
This comes from thier page in the NPS Soldier Sailor System webpage at
This site also contains a unit roster based on the Compiled Service Records
in the National Archives.
Another good webiste to find information on the 11th Texas Cavalry is
Terry's Texas Rangers Online Archive
"The troops of other states have their reputation to gain, the sons of the
Alamo have theirs to maintain." - Jeff Davis
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