Company I - 1

TITUS COUNTY GUARDS
COMPANY "I"

8/28/1999, by R. Scott Gartin

The following writings summarize and present military and personal records, as are available of men who served in Company I of the 11th Texas Cavalry and its predecessor in Texas State service. Individual soldier information, contained in this chapter, is shown at the highest rank obtained in the service of the South in this Company.  Officers are listed in chronological order. The remaining troops are listed alphabetically within in the appropriate section for rank. 

The company started organizing as Infantry on April 12, 1861 in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas (See records for Cpl. Justis, per Yeary, 1912). Titus County, at that time, includes the present day Franklin and Titus Counties.  Records indicate that organization was completed on June 15, 1861. John P. Hill, a Lawyer from Titus County (Hale, 1990), was the first Captain.  The unit originally was known as the Titus County Guards, part of the 1st Division, 8th Brigade of Texas Militia.  In the Confederate States Army (CSA) Service it was Company I of the 11th Texas Cavalry, but also known Captain Hill's Company or subsequent Captain’s Company. Enlistments in Titus County continued until at least January 1, 1863. . Thirteen soldiers enlisted in Arkansas in 1862. 

There were two Muster Rolls taken of the Texas Militia unit.  The first was dated June 15, 1861, when initial organization was completed. The other is dated October 2, 1861, the date the men mustered into CSA Service. Lieutenant Colonel J.J. Diamond was commanding the regiment at the times of these rolls.

This company was among the first men to occupy the Federal forts in the Indian Territories in May of 1861.  The men marched 130 miles from Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Fort Washita in the Chickasaw Nation.  The troops were mounted a changed to Cavalry on July 27, 1861. Captain Hill submitted claims for services to the State of Texas on July 1 and July 27, 1861.

The is a note in the files that states that a June 30, 1862 roll of Company "I", 27th Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Legion) shows names of 7 men transferred from this Company to that on April 30, 1862.  However, the records contained here only show one such transfer.

Few records of surrender survived.  The ones left indicate the men were scattered out at the end of the War, surrendering or getting paroled in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee in May if 1865.  The last one surrendered on May 24, 1865 at Augusta, Georgia.  One soldier was sent from Military Prison called Rock Island Barracks, Illinois to New Orleans for exchange on May 23, 1865.
 

 ENGAGEMENTS WITH CASUALTIES (incomplete)

Battle of Chustenahlah, Creek Nation, December 26, 1861.  Private E. D. Campbell had his horse killed in action during this engagement.

Battle of Elkhorn (Pea Ridge), Arkansas, March 5, 6 and 7, 1862.   Three soldier's horses were killed in this battle as indicated by their reimbursement for the same on August 15, 1863.

Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, August 29 and 30, 1862.  Three soldiers were reported wounded and one reported missing during this battle.  Three soldiers were captured during the Kentucky campaign. These were all later exchanged.

Battle in front of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862 to January 3, 1863.  The records contained in the National Archives show one killed, ten wounded, and one captured in this battle. The soldier killed was Private Henry Brannon, who is now buried in the Confederate Circle at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. The wounded list includes 8 privates, a 3rd Sergeant and a 1st Corporal. One of the wounded, private A.B. Stephens, was captured by Union troops and died on January 3, 1863. The soldier listed as captured, above, was acting as a Nurse in the Confederate Hospital No. 1 in Murfreesboro. The following Captions and Records from the Muster Roll showed 13 killed and wounded in this battle.

Skirmishes at Sparta, Tennessee,  August 4 and 5, 1863.  Records show that three soldiers were wounded in actions against the 4th Kentucky Cavalry (U.S.) and the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Tazewell, Tennessee, December 10, 1863.  Captain W.W. Gibson was wounded in action. He was unable to return to duty after the wounding. Tazewell is located near Cumberland Gap.

Near Knoxville, December 18, 1863.  Private J. W. Duff was captured.

Near Knoxville, Tennessee, January, 1864.  Private W. E. Rogers was killed on January 1, 1864.  Brevet 2nd Lieutenant S. Harison Shearer was wounded in January of 1864.  He was then absent for the February 29, 1864 Muster Roll and no other records of him are in the files.

Near Dandridge, Tennessee, January 17, 1864.  Private H. N. McMurtry was captured.

Near Sevierville, Tennessee January 29, 1864.  Private B. F. Beckerstaff was captured.
 

TEXAS STATE AND COUNTY MUSTER ROLLS AND REPORTS

Below find summaries of two Texas State Muster Rolls, two Claims for Soldier’s Pay and a Payroll. A copy of a report on Titus County Volunteers is also contained below. Text contained within quotation marks is taken verbatim from the rolls. Any bracketed text is added within the quotations, is by the writer for clarification. 

1. State Muster Roll, June 1861 (handwritten on legal sized paper) 
Note on Jacket: “Col. Youngs Regiment
   Capt. Hills Company
   Muster Roll
   8th Brigade T.M. [Texas Militia], Commissioned Sept. 4th 1861
    8th Brigade not indexed”
At top: “The State of Texas} By virtue of the
 County of Titus       } authority vesed in me as enrolling
Officer for said County and under a Commission issued to me by Wm. C. Young, Major General of the 1st Division of Texas Militia to enroll and muster into the Service of the Confederate States of America one hundred good men to serve as Infantry under his Command for the term of twelve months unless sooner discharged: I beg leave to report that on the 15th of this month I completed the organization of the “Titus County Guard[s]” a company consisting of one hundred thirteen able bodied men to fill said requisition and to serve as Infantry under the Command of said Major General for the term of twelve month unless sooner discharged, I further report that I caused such muster of said Company both officers and privates to take the oath prescribed for all officers and privates entering the Army of the Confederate States of America before Geo. F. Yates, J.P. and that the same are now in Camps, fully equipped at their own expense according to instructions given by Maj. General Young and will remain to await further orders. Reference is made to the following list of names stating the names and position of each officer elect by the Company as well as the names of each private enrolled by me all of which is respectfully submitted as my Report and the Muster Roll of said Company enrolled by me and named by themselves as the Titus County Guard.”       [signed] Josh Stephens
        Enrolling Officer
        Titus County
Note at end: “Adjutant General will please acknowledge of this report and if insufficient return and will correct, no blanks furnished me.”
       [signed] Your Obt. Servt,
         Josh Stephens
Troops: 13 Officers and NCOs, 100 private, 113 total
[This Roll appears to be fairly crude, perhaps written by Mr. Stephens from a verbal call to a noisy group, in a rush. Several of the names are misspelled compared to other records.]

2. July 1, 1861, Claim for soldiers pay.
Station of Company:  Fort Washita, C. N. [Chickasaw Nation]
Report: "We the undersigned hereby authorize the Comptroller of the State of Texas or other person authorized to pay soldiers in the service of said state - to pay to Captain John P. Hill the amounts due or that may become due to each of us as soldiers in the Regiment Commanded by Col. W. C. Young, Capt. Hill's Company _Hereby notifying all that our said agent may do in the premises."
Troops:  68 total.

3. July 27, 1861, Claim for [Infantry] Services.
Report:  None.  [A total of $9,830.18 was requested.  Captain Hill was the only soldier with his rank shown.  There are two lists of soldiers and amounts owed.  The two are identical, except one has an error in numbering of troops, at 119.]
Station of Company: not given.
Troops:  118 total, 1 Discharged, 1 Dead.

4. State Muster Roll, June 15, to October 2, 1861 [on pre-printed Confederate form with “Confederate States” crossed out]
At top: “Muster Roll of Captain Jno. P. Hill’s Company Titus County Guards in Col. W. C. Young’s Regiment of Titus County Volunteers Commanded by Colonel W. C. Young from the 15th day of June 1861 for the term of twelve months, unless sooner discharged.  Entered service of the Confederate States of America on the 2nd day of October, 1861.”
Notes at end of roll: 
Capt. Jno. P. Hill, signed as Certification of the truth of the Muster Roll as Commanding the Company.

J. J. Diamond, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Regiment, signed as: “Examined and approved by me.”

“State of Texas
Adjt + Inspector Generals Office
Austin, July 24, 1863
Approved – J. Y. Dushull
  Adjt. + Inspr. Genl”

Troops: 13 Officers and NCOs, 110 privates, 122 present and absent
  6 Discharged, 4 substituted, 3 died, 117 present

[All soldiers that enrolled on June 15, 1861 at Mt. Pleasant, Titus County Texas by Josh Stephens went 130 miles to the place of rendezvous. They were mounted July 27, 1861, serving “1 months, 13 days as Infantry and 2 months, 6 days as Cavalry”.]

5. Company I, Payroll, covering the period June 15, 1861 to October 2, 1861, “3 months and 18 days.” [Seems like 3 months and 16 days to me.]
At top: “We the Subscribers do hereby Acknowledge to have Received of C.R. John, Comptroller of the State of Texas the sums set opposite our Names respectively, being the full Amount of our Pay & Allowances for the Period stated having singed [signed] Duplicates thereof.”

Pay Rates were as follows:
Captain @ $130/months as Infantry, $140/month as Cavalry
1st Lieutenant @ $90/month as Infantry, $100/month as Cavalry
2nd and 3rd Lieutenants @ $80/month as Infantry, $90/month as Cavalry
1st Sergeant @ $20/month
Other Sergeants @ $17/month
 Corporals @ $13/month
 Privates in Infantry @ $11/month
 Privates in Cavalry @ $12/month

 Allowances: (Officers got no Allowances)
 Clothing Allowances for full period: $14.98
 Use of Horse (Cavalry period, 2 month 5 days): $26.40

A total of 113 men are listed including 4 Officers, 4 Sergeants, 3 Corporals and 102 privates. This includes 6 Discharged and 3 who died during the time period.

6. Titus County: “Statement of Volunteers now in Service in the Confederate States Army from Titus County Texas.”

Note on Jacket: “J. Cherry, C. J.
  Mt. Pleasant, Titus County
  March 17, 1862
  Reports the number of vols. from his County
  8th Brigade

Report:

Captain John P. Hill’s Company in
Colonel W. C. Young’s Regiment [11th Texas Cavalry]    about 90

Captain E. R. Hawkins Company in
Whitfield’s Battalion         about 80

Captain Stewart’s, Chow English’s Company in
Colonel Sim’s Regiment [9th Texas Cavalry]      about 90

Captain Beason’s Company in
Colonel Maxey’s Regiment [9th Texas Infantry]     about 80

Captain Bolen’s Company in
Colonel Robert’s Regiment        about 75

Captain Christian’s Company in
Colonel Robert’s Regiment        about 90

Captain Cook’s Company attached to
Whitfield’s Battalion          about 150

Captain W. C. Lovin’s Company raised for and reported to
Waterhouse          about 80

Gone off in Squads as recruits in different Companies    about 200
          [Total: about 935]

At end: “I, J. Cherry Chief Justice of Titus County Texas do Certify that the above is as fair an estimate of the number of men from this County now in Service as I am able to make.  There are two other Companys now being enrolled for other Regiments.”
      “Given under my hand and
      Official Seal at office
      Mt. Pleasant 17th March
A.D. 1862”
[signed] J. Cherry
  Chief Justice

 CONFEDERATE COMPANY MUSTER ROLLS AND REPORTS

There are records of 118 men who served in this company in the Texas Militia organization (Texas Archives).  In the Confederate States Army there are records for 112 who served, including 84 of the Texas Militia troops. 

The numbers of troops present and absent upon mustering in, the Muster Rolls and a Morning Report are presented beneath any Record of Events reported by the mustering officer.  The numbers given for present and absent were obtained by researching the available records for individual soldiers and ascertaining whether they were present or absent for each of the times listed. 

1. October 2, 1861, enlistment in to Confederate States service at Camp Reeves, Texas.
Troops:  93 present

2. October 2 to December 31, 1861 Muster Roll.
Station of Company:  Camp Lubbock, Arkansas
Troops:  91 present, 93 present and absent.

3. August 31 to December 31, 1862 Muster Roll, dated January 20, 1863.
Station of Company:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Record of Events:  "This Company was in the Campaign in Ky. fought in the Battle [at] Richmond, Ky. after which it returned to Loundon, Tenn., thence to Readyville, thence ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where it participated in that famous Battle.  It came out of the Bat. with the loss of 13 men killed and wounded."
R.J. Clary, 2nd Lt., Commanding Company
Troops:  49 present, 78 present and absent.

4. December 31, 1862 to April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.
Station of Company:  Liberty, Tennessee
Record of Events:  "This Company participated in the series [of] Battles in front of Murfreesboro, Tenn. commencing with [the] 31st Dec. to [the] 3rd Jan.  Retreated with the army to Shelbyville, Tenn.  On the 20th Jan. transferred to the Cavalry service, Gen'l Wharton's Cavalry Brigade.  From that time to the present the company has been engaged in protecting the front and flanks of the Army [of] Tennessee + at present is on the extreem right of the Army at Liberty, Tenn."
Troops:  58 present, 76 present and absent.

5. July 1 to December 31, 1863 Muster Roll.
Station of Company:  Near Morristown, Tennessee
R. J. Clary, 1st Lt., Commanding Company
Troops:  36 present, 63 present and absent.

6. October 31, 1863 to February 29, 1864 [“final”] Muster Roll.
Station of Company:  Newport, Tennessee
Record of Events:  "This Company has been confined to the movements of the Regt. to which it belongs.  Since the last Muster picketing + other outpost duty on the French Board River + its tributaries in East Tenn."
Troops:  34 present, 54 present and absent.

7. November 6, 1864 Morning Report.
Station of Company: Near Blue Mountain, [Alabama]
Reports:  "2 Lt. T. J. Emmett Co )I(, absent in arrest since July 7th, 1864 By order of Col. Thos. Harrison, charges preferred by Col. Hooks."
Troops:  29 Horses, 26 present, 44 present and absent.  [The present included 1 Commanding Officer and 7 privates on extra duty and 1 Commanding Officer in arrest.  The absent included 1 on Detached Duty, 7 AWL, 4 AWOL and 6 sick.]
 
 

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS OF TROOPS
Captains
 
 John P. Hill  Was born in Virginia.  Before the war, he was a Lawyer in Titus County, Texas (Hale, 1990). .

Hill was the first Captain of the Texas Militia Company, organized on June 15, 1861 at Mt. Pleasant in Titus County Texas. The claim for services, dated July 1, 1861, shows him as Captain of the company in Young's Regiment. The July 27, 1861 Claim for services show Captain Hill was owed $490. His age is recorded as 44 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Hill mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  He was appointed as Captain of the first Confederate organization on October 2, 1861. He led this unit until he was dropped with the May 8, 1862 reorganization in Mississippi.

J.E. Fitzpatrick Was the Senior 2nd Lieutenant in the original Texas State Militia organization, the Titus County Guards. He enrolled with the Titus County Guards in Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas and was elected on or before June 15, 1861. His age is recorded as 30 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

   Fitzpatrick mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant of the first Confederate organization on October 2, 1861.  His name does not appear on the Texas Militia claims in July of 1861.

Lieutenant Fitzpatrick was elected as Captain on May 8, 1862.  He was absent, on sick leave, for 1862 Muster Roll.  On February 20, 1863 he received $140.00 pay for the month of October, 1862.  He received 17 horses at Unionville, Tennessee on March 20, 1863 in accordance with General B. Bragg's orders to remount the regiment.  He was present for April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.  Died May 25, 1863, no cause given.  His successor was W. W. Gibson.

W.W. Gibson    Was 1st Sergeant in the original Texas Militia organization. He enrolled with the Titus County Guards in Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas and was elected on or before June 15, 1861. His name is listed in the claims. His name is on both the July 1st and July 27th of 1861 lists. On the July 27th instance, he is third on the list, with the amount of $113.38 claimed to be owed him. His age is recorded as 23 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Gibson mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was Orderly Sergeant in first Confederate organization. He was present, as such, for the 1861 Muster Roll.

Gibson was elected 1st Lieutenant on May 8, 1862.  Received clothing for the Company on October 3, 1862 at Frankfort, Kentucky. At the time of the 1862 Muster Roll, he was on detached service in Texas. Back with the company, he received forage for 25 horses on February 1, 1863.  Received paper and envelopes at Fairfield, Tennessee on March 14, 1863. Present and signed roll as Commanding Company for the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.  Received 7 horses at Liberty, Tennessee on May 24, 1863.
 

Lieutenant Gibson was promoted to Captain immediately following the death of Captain Fitzpatrick on May 25, 1863. He received cooking utensils at Rome, Georgia on July 25, 1863 from Captain T.W. Randolph, A.Q.M.  Wounded near Taswell (or Tazewell), Tennessee on or about December 10, 1863 and absent from Company since the wound. Dropped on January 30, 1865 by Special Order No. 24/5.
 
 
1st Lieutenants
 
William S. Stephens Was 1st Lieutenant in the original State Militia organization of this Company.  He enrolled with the Titus County Guards in Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas and was elected on or before June 15, 1861. His name does not appear on the claims lists of the Texas Militia in July of 1861.  However, there were four others with the same last name.  His age is recorded as 27 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

   W. S. Stephens mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was appointed 1st Lieutenant on October 2, 1861 in the first Confederate organization. He was dropped in 1862 and discharged at Camp Ingraham, Mississippi. He received $55 for travel expenses back to Titus County, Texas on June 8, 1862. 

Robert J. Clary Was Junior 2nd (3rd) Lieutenant of the original Titus County Guards Comapany. He enrolled with the Titus County Guards in Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas and was elected on or before June 15, 1861. Clary’s name does not appear on the July 1, 1861 list of soldiers at Fort Washita requesting payment. However, on the July 27, 1861 list, his name is directly beneath Captain J. P. Hill's name. That record shows him being owed $310, which is much greater than the $83.18 claimed for privates.  This amounts to $88.57/month, which approximates 2nd Lieutenants pay of $90/month in Confederate service.  The next on the list was W.W. Gibson, for whom $113.38 was claimed. Evidently, Clary was an officer, i.e., Lieutenant, in the Texas Militia organization, who had been in the service approximately 3 months on July 27, 1861. His age is recorded as 26 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Clary mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was appointed as 2nd Lieutenant in the first Confederate organization on October 2, 1861. He was re-elected on May 8, 1862. The 2nd Lieutenant received 2 months pay ($90/mo.) on October 11, 1862. He received clothing and blankets for the Company on November 15, 1862 at Loundon, Tennessee. On December 22, 1862 he received socks and shoes for the Company at Readyville, Tennessee. He Signed 1862 Muster Roll as Commanding Company and received forage requisition for 18 horses on January 25, 1863. Shown as Sr. 2nd Lieutenant on the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll. The following hand written voucher is included in the files.
The Confederate States
Lt. R. J. Clary
For the amount of thirty five Dollars paid for Transportation of one wounded of the 11th Texas Cavalry from Laverne Tenn. to Yankeetown, Tenn. as Transportation could not be furnished by the Regiment.        $35.00

I certify __ honor that the above account is correct + just and that the above Amount was paid for Transportation of wounded by R. J. Clary in consequence of the Regiment not being furnished with Transportation. 
Jno. W. Rainey
Surg. 11th Texas Cav.
Examined apprand and T. W. Randolph AQM 11 Texas Cav. ordered to pay the same.
J. M. Bounds, Lt. Col.
Comdg. 11th Texas Cavalry
Received at Trenton, Geo. the 9th day of July, 1863 of T. W. Randolph AQM 11 Texas Cavalry the amount of thirty five Dollars in full of the above account.
R. J. Clary 2nd Lt. Co. (I)
11th Texas Cavalry 

Clary was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant on May 25, 1863.  Promotion, not effective until after July 9, 1863.  Signed July 1, 1863 to December 31, 1863 Muster Roll as 1st Lieutenant, Commanding Company. Present on final Muster Roll. 

The November 6, 1864 Morning Report shows no 1st Lieutenant present for regular duty. It does, however, show a Captain and 2nd Lieutenant present. The other 2nd Lieutenant, T.J. Emmett, was reported as "in arrest". One Commanding Officer was present, on extra duty. By deduction, the officer on extra duty must have been R.J. Clary or W.J. Wilkins (see below). No further records.

W. Jasper Wilkins Enrolled as private Jasper Wilkins in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. The July 27, 1861 claim for service pay lists Jasper Wilkins as being owed $83.18, as must have been due privates. This amounts to approximately $23.76/month, assuming 3-1/2 months of service. His name is not on the Fort Washita pay claim, dated the July 1, 1861. Private Jasper Wilkins is shown as 23 years old on the second State Muster Roll.

Wilkins mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He mustered in to Confederate service as a private under the name W. Jasper Wilkins. He was wounded during the battle at Richmond, Kentucky on August 29, 1862.

Union troops captured him at Richmond, Kentucky around November 3, 1862 (after Bragg's retreat from Kentucky).  He was exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi from on board the steamer Metropolotan on December 4, 1862. The exchange made by Major N.G. Watts, C.S.A. and Captain W.W. Bickford, U.S.A.  Age was 26 at time of the exchange. Residence was given as Titus County, Texas and he was a Farmer prior to enlistment. 

Soon after exchange he returned to the 11th Texas Cavalry and was promoted to the rank of 2nd Corporal. He received pay and commodation for clothing and $50 Bounty on December 17, 1862 at Readyville, Tennessee as 2nd Corporal. He was present, as 2nd Corporal, for the 1862 muster.

However, W. Jasper Wilkins returned to the ranks by the spring of 1863.  He was absent on extra duty as Teamster at General Wharton's Headquarters from July 1, 1863 through March 1, 1864 (final Muster Roll).
 

One William J. Wilkins was paroled at Guntersville, Alabama on May 15, 1865 as 1st Lieutenant and took the oath on August 7, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.  No Company affiliation was given on parole.  However, residence was given as Titus County, Texas and this soldier meets the same general description of private (2nd Corporal) W. Jasper Wilkins.
 
 
2nd and 3rd Lieutenants
 
Thomas J. Emmett  Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer there.  His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Emmett is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. The claim was for $83.18. His age is recorded as 22 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Emmett mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He mustered in to Confederate Service as a private and was present, as such, until elected 2nd Lieutenant on May 8, 1862. However, he was only promoted to the rank of 3rd Lieutenant at the time. He was present, at that rank, until shown absent with leave on April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.

On May 25, 1863, Emmett was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. The December 31, 1863 Muster Roll remarks state that Emmett was absent without leave on December 10, 1863.  he final Muster Roll remarks state that he was AWOL since November of 1863. The Headquarters, Department of Tennessee, near Marietta, Georgia sent a request to drop Emmett on April 17, 1864. The records contain the following letter:

HdQrs 11" Texas Cavalry
Resaca, Ga., May 3rd 1864
Col.,
I would respectfully report for the information of Genl Commanding (Joseph E. Johnston) the following officer who is absent from his command without leave and Recommend he be disposed of as provided on Genl Order No. 28 __ dated March 3rd 1864, Dalton, Ga. - Army of Tennessee.

2nd Lt. T. J. Emmett of Company "I" 11 Texas Cavalry.  Lt. Emmett is now absent at Delinga (?), Ga - is absent without leave since the 3rd day of Dec. 1863.

I Am Col. ___ Respectfully
Col. Geo. W. Brent      Your Obt. Svt.
A. Genl.        G. R. Reeves Col.
Army of Tenn.       Comdg. Regt.

Emmett was supposedly dropped on August 1, 1864. Records state that Special Order (S.O.) # 180/31 of the Adjutant & Inspector Generals Office C. S., contains information relative to the soldier.  The November 6, 1864 Morning Report mentions 2nd Lieutenant T.J. Emmett as absent and in arrest from charges preferred by Lieutenant Colonel Hooks. The troop strength section of the report shows him present and in arrest.

He must have survived the charges, since he made it to the end of the war without loosing rank. The files also contain a parole for 2nd Lieutenant T.J. Emmett given at Montgomery, Alabama on May 20, 1865

S. Harison Shearer Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  On the first Texas State Muster Roll the name appears to be written: S.H. Shurer.  He was present at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861 listed as S.H. Sherer. The July 27, 1861 Claim list has his last name corrected to Shearer. He was 21 years old according to the second State Muster Roll that covered the time period of June 15th to October 2nd of 1861.

Shearer mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. The last name also written as Sherer on some Confederate records. He was present in the ranks until promoted to the rank of 4th Sergeant in 1862, which rank he retained intil May of 1863.

Shearer was elected as 2nd Lieutenant on May 25, 1863. However, is listed as 3rd Lieutenant on the July through December 1863 Muster Roll
 

Shearer is shown as Brevet 2nd Lieutenant on the 1864 Muster Roll. At that time he was absent, wounded near Knoxville, in January of 1864. No further records.
 
 
Sergeants
 
George A. Beckley Enrolled a a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  Last name also appears to be written as Bickley or Bickly.  Geo. A. Bickly is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services.  He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 22 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Beckley mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  He was elected as 3rd Sergeant during the 1862 reorganization. Sergeant Beckley was wounded in the battle of Murfreesboro and at Hospital for 1862 Muster Roll.  He returned to duty by the April 30, 1863 muster, but went absent without leave in late 1863.  He was arrested by Provost Guard and sent to the Infantry as a private on November 1, 1863.

H. N. McMurtry Also listed as: H.M. McMurtrim, Henry M. Murtrie, Harvey M. McMurtree and H.N. McMurtin. Enlisted as private on March 1, 1862 an Van Buren, Arkansas by Captain J. P. Hill. He was present, in ranks, through the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll. He was shown as 4th Sergeant on the last two Muster Rolls. 

Union troops captured Sergeant McMurty on January 17, 1864 at Dandridge, Tennessee.  He was sent to Rock Island Barracks, Illinois. Retained there until transferred to New Orleans for exchange on May 23, 1865.

J.L. McPherson Was 3rd Sergeant in the original Titus County Guards, Texas Militia Infantry orgainization of this company.  Is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services.  He was owed $102.58 at that time. His age is recorded as 20 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

McPherson mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as 3rd Sergeant on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was wounded at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky and when stationed at Loundon, Tennessee (November, 1862) was transferred to Colonel Starnes 4th Tennessee Cavalry (Unit designation per Jordan & Pryor, 1868).

Cicero Parchman Was 4th Sergeant in the original Titus County Guards, Texas Militia Infantry organization.  He enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name appears on the Claim at Fort Washita, Indian Territory on July 1, 1861. However, it is not on the July 27, 1861 Claim for Services. His age is recorded as 20 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll. No Confederate records with this company were found.

William B. Payne Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company as a private on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  This soldier was at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861 as indicated by the claim for service pay on that day, from that place. He is also listed on the July 27, 1861 claim for service pay, which shows him owed $83.18.  His age appears as 15 years on the second State Muster Roll. However, it could be 25.

Payne mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He retained that rank until promoted to 3rd Sergeant on October 1, 1863, as shown on the December 31, 1863 Muster Roll.  He is shown as 1st Sergeant on the final Muster Roll in 1864. No further records.

S.A. Porter  Was 2nd Sergeant of the original Titus County Guards organization. He enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  Though not shown on the July 1, 1861 Texas Militia claim, he appears as a leader in the July 27th one. That claim shows him owed $102.58. His age is recorded as 28 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Porter mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a 2nd Sergeant with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He is shown as a private on the 1862 Muster Roll. Present as 2nd Sergeant on remaining Muster Rolls. No further records.

S. J. Roundtree Enlisted as a private on August 15, 1861 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas by Captain Hill.  He is also listed on both Texas Militia claims for pay of July 1861. He is shown to owed $83.18 on the July 27, 1861 claim. These must have been post dated. His age is shown at 18 years in that summer of ’61.

Roundtree mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was absent on extra duty for the 1862 Muster Roll. He was present with private horse for the April 30, 1863 muster.

Roundtree was a 4th Sergeant at the time of the final Muster Roll, evidently following the capture of Sergeant H. N. McMurtry. No further records.

Amos Shaw  Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. Shaw is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services. He was owed $83.13 at that time. His age is shown as 20 years on the second State Muster Roll.

Shaw mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. 

Shaw’s horse was killed in action at battle of Elk Horn, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Later in 1862, private Shaw was promoted to 2nd Sergeant.  He used his own horse on the remounting of the regiment.  On August 15, 1863 he received $110, near Rome, Georgia for his horse killed at the battle of Elk Horn (Pea Ridge) by approval of Captain W.W. Gibson and Colonel G. R. Reeves. He was detailed with Captain D.D. Porter, A.Q.M., driving beef cattle on October 3, 1863. He was on detail with Commissary Department in 1864 and shown as 3rd Sergeant. Shaw received $35 for expenses incurred while obtaining forage under detachment for 8th and 11th Texas Cavalry Regiments commanded by Captain Thomas Wolm? (last name spelling illegible). On April 5, 1865 he was found at Pettigrew General Hospital No. 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina with a dislocated right shoulder. Residence listed on Hospital Register was Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. He returned to duty on April 7, 1865.

Thomas A. S. Stephens  Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. The name looks a bit like T.O. Stephens on the first Texas State Muster Roll. He was listed on both July of 1861 Claims for service pay. The July 27, 1861 claim shows T. A. S. Stephens owed $83.17. He was 21 years old.

Stephens mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present at that rank until the fall of 1862.

Stephens was elected as Orderly Sergeant and ordered on duty on November 17, 1862. He used a private horse on the remounting of the regiment. And was present with the Company, at this rank, through the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.

Stephens returned to private later in 1863.  He was present on extra duty as Forage Master with the Brigade Quatermaster in December of 1863.  Present for regular duty in 1864.

Private Stephens was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865 with men detailed in Quartermaster Department under Captain A. Stephens, Property Quartermaster, Stewart's Corps. 

W.S. Ward  Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. The name is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. Private Ward is shown as 22 years old on the second State Muster Roll.

Ward mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as 4th Sergeant with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was appointed as 5th Sergeant on December 1, 1862 and ordered on duty from December 15, 1862.  "Used private horse on the remounting of the regiment" was noted on April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.
 

Ward is shown as a private at the time of the December 31, 1863 Muster Roll and reported as absent, sick in Hospital, at Knoxville, Tennessee. Most histories say that Knoxville was occupied by U.S. Troops before this date. Private Ward was present for the final Muster Roll. He was admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital No. 11 at Charlotte, North Carolina on February 13, 1865 with complaint: "V. S. upper extremities, right". Furloughed February 19, 1865. No further records.
 
 
Corporals
 
Eli W. Alexander Enlisted February 28, 1862 in Boston Mountains in Arkansas by Captain J. P. Hill. He is shown as 4th Corporal on the 1862 Muster Roll. Alexander went absent without leave and was detained as Confederate States prisoner under General Wharton on March 10, 1862.

Alexander was reduced to private on April 1, 1863 and sent back to the company.  He was absent on fall 1863 Muster Roll and AWOL on final Muster Roll.  Remark on final Muster Roll says "Detained in Ga. by General Wharton's Order."

James C. Blake Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  Private Blake had a claim for $83.16 at the end of his service as Infantry on July 27, 1861. His age is recorded as 18 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Blake mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present, as a private, until April of 1863.

Blake was promoted to 2nd Corporal on April 1, 1863.  He is shown at 4th Corporal rank on the December 31, 1863 muster and reported as AWOL or captured. He is reported as Deserted on December 1, 1863 on the final muster.

However, he was present at the surrender at Citronelle, Alabama on May 5, 1865. He surrendered under the command of A. G. Moore, who was in charge of divers Companies and Regiments, detached.  Paroled at Meridian, Mississippi on May 17, 1865.

J.T. Clower  Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. Clower is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time.  His age is recorded as 18 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Clower mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  He was present for the 1861 Muster Roll as a private.

Clower was promoted to 1st Corporal in the 1862 reorganization. Corporal Clower was wounded in the Battle of Murfreesboro, but still present for the 1862 muster. He was present through the time of the last Muster Roll.  No further records.

Alfred M. Cress Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. Cress is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 20 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Cress mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as a private with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present with the company, as a private through March of 1863.

On April 1, 1863 he was promoted to 4th Corporal, in place of Eli Alexander. He was reported as sick in Hospital at Rome, Georgia from the Fall of 1863 through the final Muster Roll. At the end of the conflict, Corporal Cress was paroled, on May 14, 18, at Talladega, Alabama by Brevet Brigadier General Chrysler, U.S.A.

L.G. Curry  Was 1st Corporal in the original organization of Titus County Guards in the Texas Militia. His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for Services. He was owed $87.88 at that time.  His age is recorded as 28 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Was in the Texas State company but never mustered in to Confederate States Service. This is noted on the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll.

John R. Dodson Enrolled as a private in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer.  Is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services.  He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 23 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Dodson mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as 1st Corporal with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present as 1st Corporal for the 1861 Muster Roll. No further records.

J.W. Duff  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company as a private on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer.  Duff is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Duff mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as 2nd Corporal with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Muster Roll as 2nd Corporal.

Corporal Duff was demoted to private ranks in 1862. Present for duty until "Absent in Hospital, sick Dalton, Ga." is remarked on the December 31, 1863 Muster Roll. Still "Absent, sick at Hospital" for final Muster Roll.

Federal records state that Duff was captured near Knoxville on December 18, 1863 (While returning to duty?). He was sent to Military Prison, Louisville and transferred to Rock Island Barracks, Illinois on January 26, 1864. He was transferred for exchange on March 20, 1863.

Private Duff was present on Muster Roll at Camp Lee, near Richmond, Virginia on March 28, 1865.  Richmond was evacuated 5 days later (Biven, 1995). The 1865 Muster Roll indicates that he was last paid on June 30, 1863. No further records.

John T. Hardaway Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company as a private on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer. He was at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Private Hardaway is also listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. The second State Muster Roll shows his age as 18 years.

Hardaway enlisted as a private at Camp Reeves, Texas on the 2nd of October, 1861 per the rest of the regiment, but went absent with leave until October 18, 1861, when he mustered in.  He was promoted to 3rd Corporal in 1862.  On April 1, 1863 he was reduced to private and put on special duty with Battery ("Groce's"). No further records with regiment beyond the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.

James O. Justis Was 3rd Corporal in the original organization of the Titus County Guards in the Texas Militia.  The name  James O. Justiss is listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia Claim for services.  He was owed $87.88 at that time. His age is recorded as 18 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Justis mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service as 3rd Corporal with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. His last name is also shown as Justiss and Justice in Confederate records.

The Corporal was reduced to private on December 15, 1862.  He was present on Provost Guard from July 1, 1863 to final Muster Roll.  On May 14, 1865, Justis was paroled as a private in Company “I”, 11th Texas Cavalry, by Brevet Brigadier General Chrysler at Talladega, Alabama.

In 1912 Justis lived in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and recounted his service (Yeary, 1912) as: "Born Nov. 10, 1843, in Troup County, Ga. Enlisted in the Confederate Army April 12, 1861, at Mt. Pleasant, [Titus County], Texas, as Third Corporal in Company I, Eleventh Texas Cavalry, McCulloch's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department.  J.P. Hill, first Captain, and Bill Young, first Colonel."

"After the battle of Elkhorn, we were transferred to the Mississippi Army under Gen. Ector; were dismounted in Arkansas.  Was slightly wounded at the battle of Richmond, Ky. Was at the battles of Elkhorn, Farmington, Chickamauga, Murfreesboro; followed Joe Wheeler in every battle during the war. Was never captured or promoted."

J.W. Minchie  Was 2nd Corporal in the original Texas Militia Titus County Guards organization.  His name, as J. W. Michie, is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services.  He was owed $26.54 at that time.  His age is recorded as 28 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.  Corporal Minchie was Honorably Discharged and private William Brown substituted for him on July 29, 1861.

Minchie enlisted in Confederate service October 2, 1861 but was absent with leave at the mustering in.  He rejoined the company on October 18, 1861 an mustered into service. He was absent, sick, for Muster Roll ending December 31, 1862. Minchie was present by the time of the Muster Roll ending April 30, 1863 and through the time of the final Muster Roll. No further records.

Charles Porter  Enlisted as a private in the Texas Militia Cavalry Company by Captain J. P. Hill on July 29, 1861 at Fort Washita. He was substituted for private W. G. Shuler, who was Discharged.  His name is on the claim at Fort Washita that is dated July 1, 1861.  He is also listed on the July 27, 1861 Texas Militia Claim for services. He was owed $59.53 at that time.  He did not muster into Confederate service on October 2, 1861, but the State Muster Roll of that date shows his age as 20. Porter evidently did not muster into Confederate Cavalry Service with the rest of the Company on October 2, 1861.

Porter enlisted as a private on January 1, 1863 by Lieutenant W.W. Gibson at Mt. Pleasant in Titus County, Texas. He was present, as a private through March of 1863.

Private Porter was promoted to 3rd Corporal on April 1, 1863. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal in 1863, after April 30th. He was present through the final Muster Roll at 2nd Corporal rank. No further records.

John A. Stephens Was 4th Corporal in the original organization of the Titus County Guards in the Texas Militia. He was at Fort Washita on July, 1, 1861.  His name, however, does not show up on the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. His age is recorded as 20 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Enlisted in the Confederate service as 4th Corporal in the original organization.  He then went absent with leave, returning and mustering in on October 18, 1861 and was present through the time of the 1861 Muster Roll.

Stephens was demoted to private rank in 1862. He was wounded at the Battle in front of Murfreesboro and left in the hospital there. Federal records state that he was captured and died of gunshot wound on January 3, 1863.

Surgeon
 

Dr. H.H. Beck  Is shown as a Surgeon in the original Infantry organization of the Titus County Guards, Texas Militia.  No further records.
 
 
  Privates

Jasper Aaron  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  He had a claim for $83.16 at the end of his service as Infantry on July 27, 1861. His age is recorded as 18 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.  No Confederate records with this Company were found for Aaron.

Charlie Adams  Enlisted in Confederate service on January 1, 1863 at Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas by Lieutenant W.W. Gibson. Present for April 30, 1863 muster. No further records.

Calvin L.Barnett, Jr. Last name also shown as Bonett and Banett.  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. He had a claim for $83.16 at the end of his service as Infantry on July 27, 1861. His age is recorded as 18 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll. No CSA records with this Company were found for Barnett.

Benjamin F. Beckerstaff  Mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.

Beckerstaff was wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro. He was present as Forage Sergeant for December 31, 1863 Muster Roll.

Union troops captured him near Sevierville, Tennessee on January 29, 1864. He was forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky on February 11, 1864. A remark on prisoner roll says: "for exchange". He was then sent to Rock Island Barracks in Illinois and received there on February 18, 1864. Transferred for exchange on March 2, 1865. No further records.

Thomas J. Bell  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  His name is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. Private Bell was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Bell mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  He became Nurse at Confederate Hospital No. 1 at Murfreesboro. He was reported as absent, Nurse on the 1862 and April 30, 1863 Muster Rolls. 

Federal records show him captured January 3, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland (Fort McHenry) and then to Fort Monroe, Virginia for exchange.

He was exchanged on June 19, 1863 and went to work at the Confederate States Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia.  Present for duty with Company for the last two Muster Rolls. A statement of private Bell's Confederate service was sent to the Texas Commissioner of Pensions on September 19, 1916. 

George W. Berry Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 27 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Berry mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was left sick in Arkansas and not heard from since November 1, 1862. Thought dead and dropped from role. Then found living, so considered Deserted per Remarks on the April 30, 1863 CSA Muster Roll.

John B. Bickerstaff Mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. Ordered on extra duty on November 13, 1862 is remarked on the 1862 Muster Roll. He became the Regimental Butcher from July 18, 1863 until at least the time of last Muster Roll. No further records.

M.B. Binion  Enlisted on January 1, 1863 at Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  He was present for subsequent Muster Rolls. Paroled by Brevet Brigadier General Chrysler, U.S.A. at Talladega, Alabama on May 14, 1865.

M. B. Binion's activities in his own words (Yeary, 1912) are: "of Prichett, Tex., - Was born at Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., Texas. Enlisted in the Confederate Army at Murfreesboro, Tenn in March, 1863, as private in Company "I", Eleventh Texas Cavalry, Gen. Harrison's Brigade, General Wharton's division, Gen. Wheeler's corps, Army of Tennessee. Hill, first Captain, and Young, first Colonel. Was never changed, wounded, taken prisoner nor promoted. Was in the battles of New Hope Church, Resaca, Chickamauga, and other cavalry battles too numerous to mention."

William Achilles Binion  Mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. Last name also listed as Benson and Binnion.  He was wounded at Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, gun shot in right leg, fracturing tibia (shin bone) and unable to walk.  Captured, sick, near Richmond, Kentucky on October 30, 1862.  Sent to Vicksburg for exchange. Discharged from service at the Texas General Hospital at Quitman, Mississippi on August 11, 1863 because he was unable to walk without a crutch. A note in his records says: "See personal papers of private David Blackman, Co. F, 54 Alabama" (Infantry).

Theophilus Bowman Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Bowman is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 17 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Bowman mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was discharged from Confederate service at Readyville, Tennessee on December 15, 1862. No Certificate of discharge is in the files.

John W. Bradfield Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Private Bradfield is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 23 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Bradfield mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Muster Roll.  Transferred to Company "I", 27th Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Legion) on April 30, 1862. mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.

Henry Brannan Last name also given as Branan, Brannon and Brannum.  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861.  His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time.  His age is recorded as 19 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Brannan mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was reported as killed at the Battle of Murfreesboro. No further records.

It has since been discovered that he was buried in a mass grave near Murfreesboro in what became known as the Old Confederate Cemetery.  Later over 2000 bodies were removed and buried again in what is called the Confederate Circle of Heros at the Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro (Murfreesboro Monitor, December 7, 1867).  H. Brannan's name and unit was published on January 28, 1882 in the Nashville Banner as part of a list of men whose names had appeared on wooden markers in Confederate Circle.  The list includes six from the 11th Texas Cavalry. This information has been recently made available by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Murfreesboro Camp #1355. 

Jonathan Brannon Last name also given as Brannum and Branan.  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Brannon mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for all the Confederate Muster Rolls.  Admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital in Macon, Georgia on July 26, 1864 with "Vul Sclopet disease". Had right leg amputated at the thigh on August 12, 1864.  Furloughed on August 13, 1864 and soon died. Residence given as Titus County, Texas. 

William Bridges Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Bridges mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the Confederate 1861 Muster Roll. No further records.

J.H. Brown, Jr. Only record found was this name on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861.  This could be another soldier already included herein, but the writer could not reasonably sure.

James M. Brown Mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas.  Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  He was absent and detailed to Provost Guard in 1862.  Present for Cavalry duty on final Muster Roll.  No further records.

John H.D. Brown Was originally with Company "C", 1st Regiment Texas Partisan Rangers.  Special Order #114 detailed him on extra duty with the Ordinance Department at Little Rock, Arkansas under the command of Major Rhett.  The Special Order was from Major General T. H. Holmes, for General T. C. Hindman.

Private Brown enlisted with Company "I" in the 11th Texas Cavalry on January 1, 1863 at Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas by Lieutenant Gibson.  Listed as sick in hospital on April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.  Listed as private in service as Nurse at Bragg Hospital at Ringgold, Georgia in August of 1863. No further records.

O.M. Brown  Enlisted January 1, 1863 at Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas by Lieutenant Gibson.  He is shown present with Company I only for final Muster Roll. No further records on file.

S.O. Brown  Enlisted on February 16, 1862 at Camp Lubbock, Arkansas by Captain J. P. Hill. His name is on the list of wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro.  Present or absent not stated on the April 30, 1863 Muster Roll.  The April 30, 1863 Muster Roll has Remarks (crossed out): "Special Duty Govan's(?) Battery". No further records.

William Brown Is on the Texas Militia Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861.  His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services.  He reportedly was owed $60.07 at that time. 

   However, the second State Muster Roll has remarks that he was enlisted by Captain Hill on July 29, 1861 at Fort Washita, C. N.  He substituted for 1st Corporal Minchie, who was discharged.  It appears that the claims for services were post dated and substitutes received pay for whom they substituted.  Brown’s age is recorded as 24 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Brown mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He is shown present through the time of the December 31, 1862 Muster Roll. His was reported as absent on Muster Rolls through April 30, 1863. No further records.

J.H. Burroughs Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. Burroughs is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 47 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll. No Confederate records with this Company were found for Burroughs.

Peter F. Burrow Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer.  The name seems to be written as Peter J. Bunin on the first State Muster Roll. His age is recorded as 28 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

   Burrows mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He is shown present for the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll. No further record.

E.D. Campbell  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 23 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Campbell mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. His horse was killed in action at the Battle of Chustenahlah, Creek Nation. On December 31, 1863 he was reported as AWOL or captured on December 20, 1863. However he is shown as present for last Muster Roll. No further records.

B.T. Claunch  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. His name is on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 19 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Enlisted in Confederate service on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, Texas but was absent with leave until October 18, 1861, when he joined the Command and mustered in. Present for musters until discharged from Hospital at Rome, Georgia with Surgeon's Certificate on November 7, 1863 due to lung disease. Born in St. Clair County, Alabama, 20 years old at discharge and a Farmer by occupation, before the war.

C.T. Clower  Enlisted in Confederate service on January 1, 1863 at Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas by Lieutenant W.W. Gibson. Present through last Muster Roll. No further records.

B.B. Coffey  Last name may also be spelled Coffee. Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer. His name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Coffey is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for Services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Coffey mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll. No further records.

Hiram Coffey  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was his Enrolling Officer. Last name may also be spelled Coffee. His name is on the Claim for Services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. This name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for Services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 24 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Coffey mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll. No further records. 

Thomas J. Cole Was a member of the Texas Militia company. His name is on the list ccompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services.  He was owed $83.18 at that time. However, the name was not found on the first Texas State Muster Roll.  His age is recorded as 20 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Cole mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer.  His horse was killed in action at Elk Horn, Arkansas on March 6, 1862.  e was reimbursed $120 on August 15, 1863 by Captain W.W. Gibson, with the approval of Colonel G.R. Reeves, at Camp Beach Creek, near Rome, Georgia. He was present for all Confederate Muster Rolls.

Alphonso Cook Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas.  Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer. is name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. Cook’s name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 claim for services.  He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 19 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.

Cook mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll only. No further records.

R.J. Cook  Enrolled in the Texas Militia Infantry Company on June 15, 1861 at Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas. Josh Stephens was the Enrolling Officer. Cook’s name is on the Claim for services made at Fort Washita on July 1, 1861. His name is also on the list accompanying the July 27, 1861 Claim for services. He was owed $83.18 at that time. His age is recorded as 21 years on the second Texas State Muster Roll.
 

Cook mustered into the Confederate States Cavalry Service with this Company on October 2, 1861 at Camp Reeves, in Grayson County, Texas. Major George W. Chilton of the 3rd Texas Cavalry was the Mustering Officer. He was present for the 1861 Confederate Muster Roll only. No further records.
 
 
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