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Frontier Regiment, Texas Cavalry (CSA), US Civil War

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  • Zachariah D. McCoy (CSA) (b. - 1869)
    record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Index name: Z. D. McCoy event: Military Service rank in: Private rank out: Private side: Confederate state (or origin): Texas military unit...

CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS

Frontier Regiment, Texas Cavalry (McCord's)

The Frontier Texas Cavalry was organized by order of the Texas State Legislature in order to "constitute a command for the special protection of the frontier against Indian depredations." The unit was organized in late 1862 and accepted into Texas state service on January 1, 1863. It remained in state service until finally mustered into Confederate service on May 25, 1864. From that date onward, the regiment was sometimes incorrectly known as the Forty-Sixth (46th) Cavalry. This numeric designation was unofficial and it had no standing with the Confederate War Department in Richmond. Even though the regiment spent more than a year and a half in state service, it nevertheless was assigned to various Confederate higher commands. Authority over the regiment was complex and difficult at best during this period and, on at least two occasions before the unit actually entered Confederate service, Trans-Mississippi authorities requested that state authorities turn the regiment over to them.

It was formed with 1,240 men and in April, 1865, totalled only 102. The few remaining men disbanded prior to the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonel James E. McCord, Lieutenant Colonel James B. Barry, and Major W. J. Alexander.

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Companies

Co. A..Comanche County

Co. B..Bexar County

Co. C..Bosque County

Co. D..Gonzales County

Co. E..Bell County

Co. F..Bexar County

Co. G..Travis County

Co. H..Rusk County

Co. I..Burleson County

Co. K..Lamar County

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Attachments:

June 6, 1863 Cavalry, Western Sub-District, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department

March 28, 1863 Attached, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department

June 30, 1864 Fort Belknap, Texas, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department

Dec. 31, 1864 Eighth Texas Cavalry Brigade, Third Texas Cavalry Division, Third Corps, Army of Trans-Mississippi

April 30, 1865 Attached, Central Sub-District, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department