13th Texas Cavalry, CSA

In the study of the late war crimes and illegal invasion of the Confederacy by Lincoln’s terrorist arm full of Marxist, most study is done on the battles and war East of the Mississippi.

Once the yankees took  Vicksburg    the Confederacy West of the Mississippi was pretty much on their own as the Confederacy was cut into with the yankee’s control of the Mississippi River.

I had three 2nd Great Grandfathers who fought in the Trans-Mississippi forces.

Two from Texas and one from Arkansas who came to Texas after the war was over.

My first great grandfather Carleton fought under Lee on the East side of the Mississippi.

In the 13th Texas Cavalry was my great great grandfather Baker who’s family came to the Republic of Texas from, Georgia.

He is listed in the below book.
His friend died of disease while they were in Arkansas as so many men did, ill fed and without proper shelter and clothing much of the time.

After the war he married his friend’s widow and raised his friend’s son along whit their children.

There was a lot of that after that war.

The Ole Dog!

‘In Spartan Band (coined from a chaplain’s eulogistic poem) author Thomas Reid traces the Civil War history of the 13th Texas Cavalry, a unit drawn from eleven counties in East Texas. The cavalry regiment organized in the spring of 1862 but was ordered to dismount once in Arkansas. The regiment gradually evolved into a tough, well-trained unit during action at Lake Providence, Fort De Russy, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkins’ Ferry, as part of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker’s Texas division in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Reid researched letters, documents, and diaries gleaned from more than one hundred descendants of the soldiers, answering many questions relating to their experiences and final resting places. He also includes detailed information on battle casualty figures, equipment issued to each company, slave ownership, wealth of officers, deaths due to disease, and the effects of conscription on the regiment’s composition.


Author: John C Carleton

Native Texican, American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God.

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