Texas 2nd Infantry Regiment

HISTORICAL NOTES: The Texas 2nd Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Texas Sharpshooters] was organized by J.C. Moore during the summer of 1861. Many of the men were from Houston and Galveston. After serving in the Department of Texas, it moved east of the Mississippi River and fought at Shiloh, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge. Later it was assigned to Moore's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Under this command it was active at Snyder's Bluff and surrendered with the forces at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Its casualties during the campaign were 38 killed, 73 wounded, 15 missing, and 11 died of sickness of the 468 engaged. After being exchanged, only 29 were present as the majority of the men had returned to Texas. Later it was reorganized and in April, 1864, stationed at Galveston Island, there were 18 officers and 190 men fit for duty. That summer it suffered from a yellow fever epidemic but went on to participate in the defense of Galveston. In April, 1865, it contained 395 effectives but disbanded before the surrender on June 2. FIELD OFFICERS: Colonels:
Noble L. McGinnis
John C. Moore
William P. Rogers
Ashbel Smith
Lieutenant Colonels:
William C. Timmins
J.F. Ward
Xavier B. Debray
George W.L. Fly
Hal. G. Runnels.
ASSIGNMENTS: Department of Texas
Assigned to Moore's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.
BATTLES: Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862
Corinth Campaign, April - June 1862
Farmington, May 9, 1862
Iuka, September 19, 1986
Corinth, October 3-4, 1862
Hatchie Bridge, October 5, 1862
Chickasaw Bluff (First Vicksburg), December 29, 1862
Fort Pemberton, March 11 - April 5, 1863
Vicksburg Campaign, May-July, 1863
Baker's Creek (Champion's Hill), May 16, 1863
Big Black River Bridge, May 17, 1863
Vicksburg Seige, May 18-July 4, 1863
Mansfield, April 8, 1864
Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864
ROSTERS: Company A - (The San Jacinto Guards) Houston, Harris County
Company B - (The Confederate Guards) Houston, Harris County
Company C - (The Bayland Guards) Houston, Harris County
Company D - (The Confederate Grays) Houston, Harris County
Company E - Robertson and Brazos counties
Company F - German immigrants from Galveston
Company G - (The Burleson Guards) Caldwell, Burleson County
Company H - (The Lexington Grays) Burleson and Lee Counties
Company I - (The Wilson Rifles)(The Gonzales Invincibles) Gonzales County
Company K - (The Texas Guards) Jackson County
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