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8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (CSA), US Civil War

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  • Pvt. Sylvanus Gerard Miller (1832 - 1908)
    Sylvanus Gerard Miller served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War as a Private in Company I, 8th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers). He mustered in on September 11, 1861 ...
  • Sgt. J. T. J. Culpepper (CSA) (1827 - 1902)
    United States, Civil War Soldiers Index 1861-1865 —Texas record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Index name: J. T. J. Culpepper event: Military Service rank in: Sergeant rank...
  • Captain Bryan Marsh (CSA), Texas Ranger (1833 - 1901)
    Bryan Marsh (1833-1901) - Born in Alabama in 1833, Marsh later relocated to Texas, settling in near Tyler. During the Civil War, he served with distinction as a captain in the Texas Cavalry. In the bat...
  • Maj. General John A. Wharton (CSA) (1828 - 1865)
    John Austin Wharton (July 23, 1828 – April 6, 1865) was a lawyer, plantation owner, and Confederate general during the American Civil War. He is considered one of the Confederacy's best tactical cava...
  • Major John B. Jones (CSA), Texas Ranger (1834 - 1881)
    John B. Jones (December 22, 1834 – July 19, 1881) was a Confederate army officer and Texas Ranger captain. Born in Fairfield, South Carolina, his family moved to the Republic of Texas in 1838. ...


8th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (1st Rangers) (8th Rangers)

8th Cavalry Regiment, usually called Terry's Texas Rangers, was organized with 1,170 men at Houston, Texas, in Deptember, 1861. Its members were raised in Houston, Richmond, Columbus, Gonzales, and Wharton, and Bastrop County. The regiment was one of the hardest fighting cavalry units in the war. It was assigned to Wheeler's, Wharton's, and T. Harrison's Brigade, and fought at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga. Later it was active in the Knoxville and Atlanta Campaigns, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with about 30 men. The field officers were Colonels Gustave Cook, Thomas Harrison, Thomas S. Lubbock, Ben. Franklin Terry, and John A. Wharton; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel P. Christian, Marcus L. Evans, Stephen C. Ferrill, and John G. Walker; and Majors William R. Jarmon and Leander M. Rayburn.


  • Battle of Shiloh
  • Battle of Perryville
  • Battle of Murfreesboro
  • Battle of Fort Pillow
  • Battles of Chattanooga
  • Battle of Chickamauga

Terry's Texas Rangers Links:

The Online Archive of Terry's Texas Rangers

The Handbook of Texas Online: 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers)

Staff & Rosters

Campaign History

Wikipedia: Terry's Texas Rangers

Diary of Ephraim Shelby Dodd : Member of Company D Terry's Texas Rangers

Reminiscences of the Terry Rangers