15th Texas Infantry

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Would anyone happen to know if any regimental histories have been written about the “15th Texas Infantry”? If so could you please tell me the names of the books/written material. Thank you in advance.

Can't say I know the answer to this question, and my reenacting unit is the "15th Texas" which makes me feel bad.

What I do know is that they were a Trans-Mississippi unit, were in the Red River Campaign, and at the Battle of Opelousas in 1863, where the author one of my favorite memoirs (a soldier in the 18th TX) mentions them and the 15th running out of ammunition and Colonel Harrison of the 15th going back to the Union camp and coming back with two 100 lb. crates of ammo under his arms as he rode a horse! The bad part being the ammo was only good for men with Enfields leaving everyone else nearby without Enfields without a fresh supply.

I'm going to have to keep up with this thread.
 

P.B. Speegle

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Can't say I know the answer to this question, and my reenacting unit is the "15th Texas" which makes me feel bad.

What I do know is that they were a Trans-Mississippi unit, were in the Red River Campaign, and at the Battle of Opelousas in 1863, where the author one of my favorite memoirs (a soldier in the 18th TX) mentions them and the 15th running out of ammunition and Colonel Harrison of the 15th going back to the Union camp and coming back with two 100 lb. crates of ammo under his arms as he rode a horse! The bad part being the ammo was only good for men with Enfields leaving everyone else nearby without Enfields without a fresh supply.

I'm going to have to keep up with this thread.
Yes, I know they were in the Trans-Mississippi theater and participated in the Red River Campaign, because my 4x great grandfather and his brothers were in the 15th Texas Infantry. We’re fortunate enough to have some of his letters preserved.
 

P.B. Speegle

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There doesn't seem to have been a regimental history, but there is a book on Polignac's Brigade: Alwyn Barr, Polignac's Texas Brigade, Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association Publication Series 8.1 (November 1964) (rpt., College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998).
I am aware of that book and a book written by men of the 18th Texas.
 

FedericoFCavada

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Alwyn Barr, Polignac's Texas Brigade, Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association Publication Series 8.1 (November 1964) (rpt., College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998).
Norman D. Brown, ed., Journey to Pleasant Hill: The Civil War Letters of Captain Elijah P. Petty (San Antonio: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1982).
William C. Griggs, Parson Henry Renfro: Free Thinking on the Texas Frontier (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994).
Alvin M. Josephy, The Civil War in the American West (New York: Knopf, 1991).
Robert L. Kerby, Kirby Smith's Confederacy: The Trans-Mississippi South, 1863–1865 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1972).
T. Michael Parrish, Richard Taylor: Soldier Prince of Dixie (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992).
John D. Winters, The Civil War in Louisiana (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1963).
 

P.B. Speegle

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Can't say I know the answer to this question, and my reenacting unit is the "15th Texas" which makes me feel bad.

What I do know is that they were a Trans-Mississippi unit, were in the Red River Campaign, and at the Battle of Opelousas in 1863, where the author one of my favorite memoirs (a soldier in the 18th TX) mentions them and the 15th running out of ammunition and Colonel Harrison of the 15th going back to the Union camp and coming back with two 100 lb. crates of ammo under his arms as he rode a horse! The bad part being the ammo was only good for men with Enfields leaving everyone else nearby without Enfields without a fresh supply.

I'm going to have to keep up with this thread.
What is the title of the memoir you mentioned by the 18th?
 
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