A Guide to the Texas Second Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Clothing Book, 1865
During the Civil War, the Texas Second Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a United States Army unit formed in late 1863 at Brownsville. The men for the Federal regiment came largely from Mexican, German and Irish populations. In December 1863, the regiment began service at Brownsville before moving to New Orleans in August 1864. In November the First and Second Regiments were merged into the First Texas Volunteer Cavalry and performed reconnaissance in Louisiana until the end of the war.
Ott, Eugene and Glen E. Lich. "First Texas Cavalry, USA. Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 7, 2011.
The Texas Second Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Clothing Book, 1865, comprise a clothing account book for Companies A-C of the Texas Second Cavalry (USA). The documents account for clothing received by members of the unit while in Louisiana.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Second Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Clothing Book, 1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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