Union Regimental Histories

 

Texas

 

1st Regiment Cavalry

Organized at New Orleans, La., November 6, 1862. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Defenses of New Orleans to May, 1863. Cavalry, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Defenses of New Orleans to October, 1863. Unattached Cavalry, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, to July, 1864. District of Morganza, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, 19th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. 2nd Separate Cavalry Brigade, 19th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. Separate Cavalry Brigade, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District of Baton Rouge, La., to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans, La., until September, 1863. Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-11. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-17. Nelson's Bridge, near New Iberia, October 4. Vermillion Bayou October 9-10. Carrion Crow Bayou October 14-15. Ordered to New Orleans, La., October 17. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 23-December 2. Occupation of Brazos Santiago November 2, and of Brownsville November 6. Duty at Brownsville and on line of the Rio Grande until July, 1864. Rancho Las Rinas June 26, 1864 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Ordered to New Orleans July, thence to Morganza, La., August 6, and duty there until November. (A Detachment remained in Texas at Brownsville until January, 1865. Participated in skirmish at Palmetto Ranch September 6, 1864. Ordered to Join Regiment at Baton Rouge, La., January 27, 1865.) Operations about Morganza September 16-25, 1864. Williamsport September 16. Atchafalaya River September 17. Bayou Alabama and Morgan's Ferry September 20. Ordered to Baton Rouge November 19. Davidson's Expedition against Mobile & Ohio Railroad November 27-December 13. Ordered to Lakeport December 17. United States Forces at mouth of White River and at Baton Rouge, La., until May, 1865. Expedition to Clinton and the Comite River March 30-April 2, 1865. Ordered to Vidalia, District of Natchez, Miss., May 23, 1865, and duty there until June 29. Ordered to Military District of the Southwest and duty in Texas until November. Mustered out November 4, 1864.

2nd Regiment Cavalry

Organized at Brownsville, Texas, December 15, 1863. Served Unattached, Cavalry, 13th Army Corps, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, to June, 1864. District of Morganza, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Separate Cavalry Brigade, 19th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Brownsville and on the Rio Grande, Texas, until July, 1864. Ordered to New Orleans, La., thence to Morganza August 6, and duty there fill November. Consolidated with 1st Texas Cavalry November 1, 1864.

2nd Battalion Cavalry

Organized at Brazos Santiago, Texas, March, 1865. Duty at Brownsville, Brazos Santiago and other points in Texas until November, 1865. Expedition from Brazos Santiago May 11-14. Actions at Palmetto Ranch May 12-13, and White's Ranch May 13. Mustered out November 10, 1865.

Independent Company Partisan Rangers

Organized at Brownsville, Texas, November 10, 1863. Duty at Brownsville and on the Rio Grande until July, 1864. Ordered to New Orleans and mustered out July 31, 1864.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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