According to his CSR my ancestor was assigned extra duty as a teamster.(26th Texas Cavalry) Now I know they drove wagons and took care of the horses, etc. What I'm wondering is why was he assigned extra duty? I can't find any punishment detail or where he might have put a foot wrong. He was over 40 when he enlisted in 1861. He was told to apply for a discharge in '62. He appeared before a judge to testify to his age. But he stayed with the unit. He was in the hospital with "rheumatism" for several weeks but returned to his company. Maybe he was too old for active service but could still work as a civilian teamster ? He was killed by accident in Louisiana in 1864.