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Appendix A: Roster of Soldiers Who Died on Active Duty

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Appendix A

13th Texas Cavalry Regiment (dismounted)

Roster of soldiers who died on active duty

March 1862–May 1865

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NAME

Addison, B. M.

Alford, Noah S.

Baker, Richard

Bearden, Seaborn

Berry, Martin W.

Bishop, M. B.

Blackwell, Jerimiah

Blewett, William

Blount, Calvin C.

Bowen, Whitfield

Bowen, William S.

Brack, Burrell

Brasher, James L.

Brown, William H.

Burk, Andrew J.

Burk, John D.

Butler, Thomas D.

Caldwell, Cyrus W.

Carleton, James B.

Clark, James

Clark, Jesse W.

Clark, Oliver P.

Clark, William W.

Cochran, Calvin J.

Cole, Clark

LOCATION

Near Pine Bluff, Ark.

Camp Burnett, Tex.

Camp Nelson, Ark.

Camp Nelson, Ark.

Arkansas

Shreveport, La.

Little Rock, Ark.

Little Rock, Ark.

Jasper, Tex.

Camp English, Ark.

Camp English, Ark.

Little Rock, Ark.

Camp English, Ark.

Camp Rogers, La.

8 mi from Des Arc, Ark.

Little Rock, Ark.

Little Rock, Ark.

Camp English, Ark.

Pleasant Hill, La.

Camp Beaty, Ark.

Camp Nelson, Ark.

Camp Burnett, Tex.

Pleasant Hill, La.

Pleasant Hill, La.

Camp English, Ark.

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DATE

2.24.63

4.10.62

11.11.62

10.24.62

9.8.62

3.26.63

1.14.63

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Chapter 6 Texans in the Bayou Country

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Chapter 6

Texans in the Bayou Country

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“I do long to be at home. My very soul is sick of all this noise and turmoil.”

—Capt. John T. Stark, Company H, 13th Texas Cavalry1

A week after the 13th Texas arrived at Delhi, the rest of the division joined the East Texans. They soon learned that General McCulloch’s brigade had enjoyed momentary success in battle at Milliken’s Bend, nearly destroying a major Federal supply storage depot. Finally, though, they had been repulsed by a Union counterattack. Their own brigade had fared no better in its Young’s Point mission than had the 13th Texas at Lake Providence. With Burnett’s regiment detached, General Hawes was at a numerical disadvantage from the beginning. The twenty-eighthour operation began with a long night march and continued with difficulties finding the bridges on the route and intense heat. The soldiers, weakened by disease and bad water, were in no condition to attack when they reached their objective. Cpl. Bluford A. Cameron of Company B, 18th Texas Infantry, described the battle. “We marched on the

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Chapter 8 The Battle of Pleasant Hill

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Chapter 8

The Battle of Pleasant Hill

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“His loss is lamented by the Regiment more than any man that has fallen.”

—Capt. James B. Rounsaville, Company E,

13th Texas Cavalry.1

The losses to the 13th Texas had been significant at Mansfield. If the experiences of the other regiments in Walker’s Division were any indication, the 13th lost at least three killed, ten wounded, and two missing.2

Of those killed, it was known that Pvt. James B. Carleton of Company

H and Lieutenant Runnels, whose company was not reported, died in battle at Mansfield on April 8.3 Initial reports listed as many as forty-six men missing, since most of the wounded were evacuated away from the regiment to field hospitals in Mansfield.4 Few soldiers of the 13th

Texas would have had more than a fitful nap on their weapons that night, knowing they were guarding the Shreveport road from thirsty

Yankees soldiers just a few yards away from the position on Chapman’s

Bayou. First light at Pleasant Grove revealed a more hopeful reality.

Union troops had not altogether lost their enthusiasm for flight the previous evening, and had silently slipped away from their defensive positions in the darkness, after capturing a few Confederates who made it clear that they intended to continue the battle. There was little time for

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Chapter 7 Long Road to Mansfield

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Chapter 7

Long Road to Mansfield

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“Aim low boys, and trust in God.”

—Maj. Gen. John G. Walker1

The stillness of Camp Rogers, and indeed of all of Avoyelles Parish, was shattered on Sunday, March 13, 1864. The enemy had landed, and was on the march from Simmesport. As the division wagon trains were loaded and moved toward Cheneyville, the 13th Texas and Waul’s first brigade quickly marched to reinforce the bridges on the primary avenue of approach.2 General Scurry’s third brigade was stationed the farthest forward, near Yellow Bayou, four miles west of Simmesport. After determining the overwhelming strength of the invasion force, Scurry withdrew to the long bridge on Bout de Bayou, ten miles east of Marksville on the Simmesport road. The 13th Texas and the other regiments of Waul’s first brigade marched as far as Scurry’s position, but were ordered four miles back and placed in reserve between Scurry’s brigade and Randal’s second brigade, which was guarding the bridge on Bayou de Lac, eight miles from Bout de Bayou. An unusually dry winter had turned the swamps, normally a natural barrier to Union movements, into solid ground, converting a maze of natural defensive wetlands into a broad field of battle, surrounded by major watercourses; the only exit for Walker’s Division was the bridge on Bayou de Lac.3

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Chapter 3 From Red River to White River

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Chapter 3

From Red River to White River

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“We was compelled to take it afoot.”

— Pvt. Thomas Rounsaville1

Leaving Camp McCulloch on July 2, the 13th Cavalry traveled through Gilmer in Upshur County and spent the Fourth of July in camp four miles north of Coffeeville on Cypress Bayou. By July 8, the regiment had passed Hickory Hill and Linden in Cass County on the way to the Texas state line. The weather was hot, but not excessively so. In the afternoons, breaks were called every hour or so, to take advantage of roadside shade. Capt. William Blewett of Company

H wrote,

Several of the boys are complaining but all of them are able to ride . . . we are traveling from fifteen to twenty miles a day which will reduce our horses but very little. So far we have found plenty of corn but the probability is that in some places between this and Little Rock we will be scarce. Our stock are generally in fine order at this time and the only difficulty now is to get them shod, a great many of them being tender footed and the roads are rocky and very rough.2

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