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15th Texas Cavalry


Texas 15th Cavalry Regiment
Also known as : 32nd Cavalry Regiment


Orginization : Organized at McKinney in early 1862. Dismounted in April 1862.
Surrendered at Arkansas Post on 11 January 1863; Exchanged in April 1863. Field consolidation with the 6th and 10th infantry regiments from July 1863 to 09 April 1865.The 10th Infantry Regiment was detached from this field consolidation between January to April 1864. Consolidated with the 6th, 7th and 10th Infantry Regiments and the 17th,18th,24th and 25th Cavalry Regiments { Dismounted } and designated as the 1st Infantry Regiment Consolidated at Smithfield, North Carolina on 09 April 1865.

First Commander : Colonel.George H. Sweet

Field Officers


Major. William H. Cathey

Lt. Colonel. William K. Masten

Major,[ Lt.Col ] George B. Pickett

Major. Valerius P. Sanders

Assignments


1. Rust's - Parson's Cavalry Brigade, Trans Mississippi District, Department #2. ( March - May 1862 )
2. Trans Mississippi Department ( June - August 1862.)
3. District of Arkansas, Trans Mississippi Department ( August - September 1862 )
4. Sweets Brigade, Nelsons Division; District of Arkansas, Trans Mississippi Department. ( September 1862 )
5. Nelson's - Deshler's Brigade, Nelson's Churchills Division, 2nd Corps; Trans Mississippi Department ( September - December 1862 )
6. Deshler's Brigade, Churchill's Division; District of Arkansas, Trans Mississippi Department ( December 1862 - January 1863 )
7. Churchill's - Deshler's - Smith's Brigade, Cleburne Division, 2nd Corps; Army of Tennessee ( July - November 1863 )
8. Smith's - Granbury's Brigade, Cleburnes Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee ( November 1863 - April 1865 )

Battles


Arkansas Post, 04-11 January 1863
Chickamauga ,19-20 September 1863
Chattanooga Seige, September - November 1863
Chattanooga , 23-25 November 1863
Atlanta Campaign , May - September 1864
Picketts Mill , 27 May 1864
New Hope Church , 27 June 1864
Atlanta Seige , July - September 1864
Jonesborro , 31 August - 01 September 1864
Franklin , 30 November 1864
Nashville , 15 - 16 December 1864 Carolinas Campaign , February - April 1865
Bentonville , 19-21 March 1865

Source : " Compendium of the Confederate Armies, Texas " Stewart Sifakis , 1995 Facts on File Books.

Submitted by :David Shaddox

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