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  1. Seguin Ranger

    Un-Dug Texas Star Rectangular Militia Belt Plate Cast In Fort Worth, Texas...

    Hello, Gents! I'm new to this forum, so I thought I'd post something to get your opinions about an item I found in a women's jewelry case at the Round Rock Antique Mall in 2002. I was excited then when I purchased it for very little $, but after 17 years in a lock box, I figure it's time to get...
  2. W

    Please help identify this cannonball?

    I was given this cannonball by a friend who found it on a ranch about 20 miles NW of Laredo, TX about 2 or 3 100 yards back from the Rio Grande. He described it as "sticking out of a rock." I am quite concerned that it is potentially very dangerous and have it soaking in a 5 gallon bucket of...
  3. Ragged Old First

    Lone Star Valor

    Ghttps://www.casematepublishers.com/subject-categories/military-history-by-century/lone-star-valor.html#.XJVsX1NOk0M Lone Star Valor Texans of the Blue & Gray at Gettysburg Joe Owen Soldiers from both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil...
  4. AUG

    Brig. Gen. William Hugh Young

    I've already posted some info on Young in my 9th Texas Infantry thread, but thought he would also be a good addition to the Other Notable Bios forum. William Hugh Young was born in Boonville, Missouri, January 1, 1838. He and his parents moved to Red River County, Texas, in 1841 and later to...
  5. Luke Freet

    Felix Robertson: The Only Texas General

    Felix Robertson may be one of the lesser known generals of the war, and those who do know him mostly revile him for his actions at Saltville. He was born in Texas on March 9th, 1840, the son of then U.S. Army officer Jerome Robertson, who'd go on to command the Texas Brigade at Gettysburg...
  6. AUG

    3rd Texas Infantry

    Flag of the 3rd Texas Infantry. According to two articles in the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph, two flags were presented to the regiment on Sept. 2, 1863, one a "regimental" flag and the other a "battle" flag. This one is probably the latter. Commissioned by citizens of Brownsville, Texas, in...
  7. AUG

    Major Thomas J. Goree, Longstreet's Aide

    (Photo from the Newton Gresham Library, SHSU) Thomas Jewett "T.J." Goree was born in Marion, Perry County, Alabama on November 14, 1835 to Dr. Langston James and Sarah Williams (Kittrell) Goree. The eldest of five brothers and a sister, he was educated at Howard Colledge in Marion. In 1850...
  8. AUG

    The Valverde Battery

    Ambush at Bayou Teche by Mark Lemon. Possibly based on the capture of the USS Diana, in which the Valverde Battery played an instrumental role. The Valverde Battery was one of the most legendary Texas artillery units of the war. What made it so unique was the unusual circumstances of its...
  9. B

    Question of Southern/Confederate Secession and Civil War in the early to mid 1850s vs 1860s

    I just finished reading the book Texas, New Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850 which covers the Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute and the legislative debates of 1849-1850 only one of numerous books covering this topic (America's Great Debate, On the Brink of Civil War, and Prologue to Conflict)...
  10. AUG

    The Story of a Blanket

    A Mexican blanket, or sarape, like the one described. This is just an example, not from the Civil War. From A Texan in Search of a Fight by Pvt. John C. West, Co. E, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. THE STORY OF A BLANKET. When I left Waco [Texas], April, 1863, to join the army of...
  11. Belle Montgomery

    King Ranch was a Way Station on the Cotton Road to Help Supply the Confederacy Helped by Sally Skull

    I've had horses from the King Ranch and found this article very interesting. Ford also has a King Ranch F150 to salivate for. I also love the bit about the notorious Sally Skull: (This column first ran in the Caller-Times on March 26, 2010.) When Union warships bottled up Southern ports...
  12. AUG

    The Battle Flag of the 4th Texas Infantry

    Having presented the 1st Texas Infantry with the famous "Wigfall flag" in summer of 1861, then Brig. Gen. and former Texas senator Louis T. Wigfall's family set out to provide both the 4th and 5th Texas Infantry of the Texas Brigade with battle flags as well. Sewn by his wife Charlotte, the two...
  13. Belle Montgomery

    Mrs. Emma Falconer Recalls Southern Life Before and After the Civil War

    U.S. Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers' Project Folklore Project, Life Histories, 1936-39 Interview with Mrs. Emma Falconer by Effie Cowan "I was born in Green County, Mississippi, in the year 1850. My parents were Theodore and Mary Shaw. My mother died when I was ten years old...
  14. AUG

    Battle Flag of the 6th & 15th Texas (consolidated)

    Fort Worth Daily Gazette, Nov. 23, 1885. That was the Hardee pattern flag of the 6th Texas Infantry & 15th Texas Cavalry (consolidated) in Granbury's Texas Brigade, Pat Cleburne's Division. This flag was issued to the regiment around late summer or fall of 1864 after a previous Hardee flag they...
  15. AUG

    Two Texas Brothers at Antietam

    Brothers, William H. and Robert H. Gaston, Co. H, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. (Photos published in Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Texas in the Civil War, attributed to the Dallas Historical Society.) Both William and Robert were born in Prairie Bluff, Wilcox...
  16. AUG

    The Langley brothers of the 1st Texas Infantry

    Brothers, William L. & Thomas H. Langley In spring of 1861 the Langley brothers joined the Marshall Guards in Harrison County, Texas, later organized as Company E of the 1st Texas Infantry after the regiment was formed in Richmond that summer. A college student before the war, Thomas enlisted...
  17. wausaubob

    Why was Vicksburg so important?

    1. When Vicksburg and Port Hudson were under United States control, the Confederacy no longer was geographically contiguous. The risk of foreign intervention disappeared. Lincoln could cut off the purchases of cotton from Confederate territory. Britain was not going to intervene no matter what...
  18. W

    Hello!

    I'm new to this forum and new to civil war history! I started my journey doing research on my ancestry and discovered that I have several confederate soldiers in my family. My great- great uncle served in the 6th Texas Infantry and I am intrigued by his story. Any guidance would be greatly...
  19. WJC

    New Offering from Texas Historical Association

    Texas State Historical Association is offering a free, 181 page e-book, Civil War in The Lone Star State. In this eBook, available exclusively from the Texas State Historical Association, you will learn the stories of many prominent Texans in the war and how the battles fought on Texas soil...
  20. AUG

    9th Texas Infantry

    The 9th Texas Infantry was organized on November 4, 1861, mainly from companies recruited in Northeast Texas, and was mustered into service on December 1, 1861, under Colonel Sam Bell Maxey of Paris, Texas. The Ninth would bear the distinction of serving in the Army of the Mississippi/Army of...
  21. beanbomb

    4th Texas Infantry Co. G Uniforms and Equipment

    I need help researching the uniforms and equipment of soldiers in the 4th Texas infantry, specifically company G. I had an ancestor who fought in Co. G and want to create an impression based on him. However, the only photographs I have been able to find of the 4th Texas are the Tom Green Rifles...
  22. chellers

    Tejano Tiger: Jose de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1823-1891

    Jerry Thompson (Author) Texas Christian University Press (March 10, 2017) Riding the rough and sometimes bloody peaks and canyons of border politics, Santos Benavides’s rise to prominence was largely the result of the careful mentoring of his well-known uncle, Basilio Benavides, who served...
  23. AUG

    7th Texas Infantry

    Granbury's Texas Brigade (of which the 7th Texas Infantry was a part) at battle of Pickett's Mill. By Rick Reeves. 7th Texas Infantry Company A - McLennan County, "The Waco Guards", Capt. Hiram B. Granbury Company B - Upshur County, Capt. R.S. Camp Company C - Kaufman County, Capt. Edward T...
  24. AUG

    Golden Thread Hood's Texas Brigade

    Hood's Texans by Mark Maritato The Texas Brigade was organized on October 22, 1861, in Richmond, Va. It was initially commanded by Brig. Gen. Louis T. Wigfall and composed of the 1st, 4th, and 5th Texas Infantry regiments, the only Texas troops to fight in the Eastern Theater. On November 20...
  25. James N.

    Texas Forts Trail

    Part I- The First Line of Forts U. S. Cavalry reenactors practicing mounted drill on the parade ground at Fort Richardson near Jacksboro. With the end of the U. S. - Mexican War and the signing of the Treaty of Guadaloupe-Hidalgo in 1848, the still-young United States assumed new...
  26. AUG

    4th Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade

    Company D, 4th Texas Cavalry Regiment of the Arizona Brigade at Ellis County, Texas, ca. spring, 1864. In April, 1862 Lt. Col. John R. Baylor was authorized by the Confederate War Department to recruit a brigade of volunteers in order to recapture southwestern territory. At the same time, Col...
  27. AUG

    Sketch of Confederate camp at Las Moras Springs, TX

    Sketch by Carl G. von Iwonski of Texas troops at Camp Las Moras near Fort Clark, Texas in March, 1861. Title: Camp, Las Moras C.S.A. : near Fort Clark, Texas, March 1861 Creator(s): Iwonski, Carl G. von, 1830-1922, artist Date Created/Published: 1861 March. Medium: 1 drawing on tan paper ...
  28. AUG

    Ami's SOA Men of Hood's Texas Brigade

    Edit: I'll continually go back and add a few more photos to these posts here on the first page, either images that were buried in later pages of this thread or that I have since found elsewhere. Of course we can't leave out John Bell Hood. Most are aware of Hood's time as a division commander...
  29. AUG

    Battle Flags of the 5th Texas Infantry

    After the 5th Texas Infantry was organized in Richmond, Va., on September 31, 1861, its officers had a local contractor manufacture this flag for the regiment. Measuring 60 1/2'' (hoist) x 84 1/5'' (fly) and "Made of silk, fringed with silver and mounted on a handsome staff," it was popular with...


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