Texas 2nd Cavalry Regiment

HISTORICAL NOTES: The Texas 2nd Cavalry Regiment, about 1,200 strong, was organized in May, 1861, under the designation of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles. It was reorganized in April, 1862, as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The men were recruited in San Antonio, Houston, Marshall, and Beeville, and the counties of Anderson, Houston, Nacogdoches, and Cherokee. Serving in the Trans-Mississippi Department, it was active in various conflicts in the New Mexico Territory and Louisiana, then saw action in the defense of Galveston. In November, 1862, the unit totalled 752 effectives, had 19 officers and 167 men in July, 1864, and about 150 present in April, 1865. Although it was included in the surrender on June 2, it had previously disbanded. FIELD OFFICERS: Colonels:
John S. Ford
Charles L. Pyron
Lieutenant Colonels:
John R. Baylor
James Walker
John Donelson
Matthew Nolan
William A. Spencer
Edward Waller, Jr.
ASSIGNMENTS: Trans-Mississippi Department
General Richard Taylor's Command
BATTLES: various conflicts in the New Mexico Territory
Galveston, TX
ROSTERS: "A" Houston, Anderson, Nacogdoches, and Cherokee Counties
"B" Bexar County
"C" Harris County
"D" Bexar County
"E" Leon County
"F" Harrison County
"G" Bee County
"H" Parker and Johnson Counties
"I" Goliad County
"K" Unconfirmed
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