A Guide to the Texas Mounted Volunteers, Fourth Regiment, Company D, Account Book, 1862
The Fourth Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers (also known as the Fourth Texas Cavalry), was organized as part of the Confederate Army in September 1861 and was assigned to Henry H. Sibley's Army of New Mexico. The men were primarily recruited from the counties of Caldwell, Cherokee, Dewitt, Guadalupe, Houston, Milam, Nacogdoches, and Victoria.
During the Sibley campaign, the regiment played a conspicuous role in the battles of Valverde, the siege of Albuquerque, and the disastrous battle of Glorieta. Of the 810 effectives who marched out of San Antonio on October 10, 1861, for Fort Bliss and the invasion of New Mexico Territory, 47 were killed or mortally wounded in battle, 28 died of disease, 92 were wounded, and 194 were taken prisoner.
Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qkf01.
The Texas Mounted Volunteers, Fourth Texas Regiment, Company D, Account Book includes accounts of individual enlisted men of Company D between April and December, 1862, along with an indication of death or discharge.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Mounted Volunteers, Fourth Regiment, Company D, Account Book, 1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
This collection was previously named "Texas Military Volunteers."
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