The 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Chisum's Regiment or Partisan Rangers, was a cavalry regiment from Texas that served with the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War of about 1,200 men. The regiment was first organized in May, 1861, under the designation of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles. It was reorganized in April, 1862, as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Recruitment and service
Recruitments for the regiment came from San Antonio, Houston, Marshall, and Beeville, and the counties of Anderson, Houston, Nacogdoches, and Cherokee. Serving in the Trans-Mississippi Department, it was active in various conflicts in the New Mexico Territory and Louisiana, then saw action in the defense of Galveston. In November, 1862, the unit totalled 752 effectives, had 19 officers and 167 men in July, 1864, and about 150 present in April, 1865. Although it was included in the surrender on June 2, it had previously disbanded.
- Col. (Lt. Col.) John Robert Baylor
- Maj. John Donelson
- Col. John S. Ford
- Maj. Matthew Nolan
- Col. (Maj.) Charles L. Pyron
- Maj. William A. Spencer
- Lt. Col. James Walker
- Maj. Edward Waller, Jr.
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