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  • Harrison West (CSA) (1843 - 1925)
    United States, Civil War Soldiers Index 1861-1865 —Texas record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Index name: Harrison West also known as: H. West event: Military Service...
  • Nelson West (CSA) (1840 - 1910)
    United States, Civil War Soldiers Index 1861-1865 —Texas record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Index name: Nelson West also known as: N. West event: Military Service ...

CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS

13th Regiment, Texas Volunteers (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry)

13th Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1861 and included Bates' Texas Infantry Battalion. The unit contained artillery, cavalry, and infantry companies and was reorganized several times. Attached to the Trans-Mississippi Department, it served in Texas guarding the coast between Galveston and Matagorda. In April, 1864, the regiment contained 18 officers and 334 men, and in April, 1865, there were 392 present for duty. It was included in the surrender in June. The field officers were Colonel Joseph Bates; Lieutenant Colonels Reuben R. Brown and Henry P. Cayce; and Majors Robert L. Foard, Stephen S. Perry, and Lee C. Rountree.

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ASSIGNMENTS:

October 1861 - February 1862 - the Department of Texas.

   

February - May 1862 - the Western District of Texas, Department of Texas.

May - July 1862 - Western District of Texas, Trans- Mississippi Department.

June 1862 - Two companies are transferred to Rountree's Cavalry Battalion.

July 1862 - Some companies transferred to the 12th Cavalry Battalion.

February - December 1863 - Eastern Sub-district, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department.

February 11, 1863 - Company H becomes an independent artillery battery designated as the Field Battery.

June 1863 - Company B organized as the Austin Grays Artillery Battery.

December 1863 - January 1864 - Luckett's Brigade, Slaughter's Division (Eastern Sub-district), District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans Mississippi Department.

January - May 1864 - Eastern Sub-district, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department.

June - September 1864 - 2nd (Central) Sub-district of Texas, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department.

September 1864 - May 1865 - 6th (Hebert's) Texas Division, 2nd (Hebert's) Texas Division, 3rd Trans-Mississippi Department.

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SERVICE:

  • San Luis Pass, April 5-6, 1862
  • Near Velasco, Texas, July 4, 1862
  • Near Velasco, Texas, August 11, 1862
  • Stirlings's Plantation, September 29, 1863

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COMPANIES:

   The regiment was composed of six companies of infantry with two companies of artillery and two companies of cavalry.
       
  • Company B - Austin Grays Artillery Battery
  • Company D - Moseley's Artillery Battery
  • Company G - Brazoria Rangers
  • Company H - Field Battery

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