4th Regiment, Texas Cavalry 
(4th Mounted Volunteers)

4th Cavalry Regiment was organized with about 1,000 men during the late summer of 1861. Its members were from Gonzales, San Antonio, Bonham, Austin, Livingston, Crockett, and Alto, and Milam and Parker counties. The unit served in the Army of New Mexico, then was assigned to Green's and Hardeman's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It saw action in numerous conflicts in Louisiana and reported 28 casualties at Cox's Plantation and 6 at Bayou Bourbeau. The unit was ordered to Hampstead, Texas, during the spring of 1865 and soon disbanded. The field officers were Colonels William P. Hardeman and James Reily, Lieutenant Colonels G. J. Hampton and William R. Scurry, and Majors Charles M. Mesueur and Henry W. Raguet.

21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry 
(1st Texas Lancers)

21st Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Texas Lancers] was organized during the spring of 1862, with about 800 men. They were from Parker, Dallas, Bell, and Austin counties. It was assigned to Hawes', Cooper's, Steele's, and Lane's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The unit was active in Marmaduke's Missouri Raid, then skirmished in various conflicts in Louisiana where a detachment reported 5 killed and 4 wounded at Calcasieu Pass. Later it saw action in Arkansas. The 21st disbanded before the surrender in June, 1865. Colonel George W. Carter, Lieutenant Colonel DeWitt C. Giddings, and Major Benjamin D. Chenoweth were in command.

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-- Submitted by Sandy Denney


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