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Texas 3rd Cavalry (Confederate)

06 Mar 1862

Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge at Leetown, AR.

The Battle of Pea Ridge
The Battle of Pea Ridge

By the spring of 1862, Union forces had pushed Confederates south and west through Missouri into northwestern Arkansas. On the night of March 6, 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn and his 16,000-man Army of the West set out to counterattack the Union position near Pea Ridge. Hoping to move quickly, in a fateful decision, Van Dorn ordered the supply trains far to the rear. Learning of Van Dorn’s approach, some 10,000 Federals in Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis's Army of the Southwest marched to meet the… Read More

19 Sep 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Louis Hébert.

Brigadier General Louis Hébert

19 Sep 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Henry Little, and Brigadier General Louis Hébert.

Brigadier General Henry Little

Brigadier General Louis Hébert

19 Sep 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Henry Little.

Brigadier General Henry Little

19 Sep 1862

Participated in the Battle of Iuka at Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

The Battle of Iuka
The Battle of Iuka

Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Army of the West main column marched into Iuka, Mississippi, on September 14th. Price’s superior, Gen. Braxton Bragg, had ordered Price to prevent Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans’s Army of the Mississippi from moving into Tennessee and reinforcing Nashville. Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commanding the Army of the Tennessee, feared that Price intended to go north to join Bragg. Grant devised a plan for his left wing commander, Maj. Gen. E.O.C. Ord, to advance on Iuka from the west;… Read More

03 Oct 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel W. Bruce Colbert.

03 Oct 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Louis Hébert, and Brigadier General Martin E. Green.

Brigadier General Louis Hébert

Brigadier General Martin E. Green

03 Oct 1862

Participated in the Battle of Corinth at Corinth, Mississippi.

The Battle of Corinth
The Battle of Corinth

Union forces had captured the railroad junction and important transportation center at Corinth, Mississippi in the spring of 1862 after their victory at Shiloh. After the Battle of Iuka in September, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederate Army of the West marched to Ripley, Mississippi where it joined Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s Army of West Tennessee. Van Dorn took command of the combined force numbering about 22,000 men. The Rebels marched southeast toward Corinth, hoping to recapture it and then sweep int… Read More

21 Feb 1863

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Lawrence S. Ross.

Brigadier General Lawrence S. Ross

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General William H. Jackson.

Brigadier General William H. Jackson

20 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Peachtree Creek
The Battle of Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood.  On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen… Read More

30 Nov 1864

Participated in the Battle of Franklin (1864) at Franklin, Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin (1864)
The Battle of Franklin (1864)

After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike… Read More

15 Dec 1864

Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Nashville
The Battle of Nashville

Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

26 May 1865