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25th Texas Cavalry

(3rd Texas Lancers) (Gillespie's)

The 25th Texas Cavalry, also know as the 3rd Texas Lancers, was organized early in 1862, by C.C. Gillespie, with more than nine hundred men. Field officers were Colonel Clayton C. Gillespie, Lieutenant Colonel William M. Neyland, Major Joseph N. Dark and Major Edward B. Pickett. The regiment was dismounted and ordered to march to Arkansas. The 25th Cavalry was captured, at Arkansas Post, in January 1863. After an exchange of prisoners, the regiment was consolidated with the 17th, 18th, and 24th Texas Cavalry and placed in Deshler's, J.A. Smith's, and Granbury's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. At the Battle of Chickamauga, the 17th Cavalry, 18th Cavalry, 24th Cavalry, and the 25th Cavalry, all dismounted, suffered 200 casualties. The 25th Cavalry was surrendered on 26 Apr 1865.

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