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.
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.
a complete listing of those who served in these units, please click on
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-- Submitted by Sandy Denney
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