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By Thomas Reid

In Spartan Band (coined from a chaplain’s eulogistic poem) writer Thomas Reid lines the Civil battle historical past of the thirteenth Texas Cavalry, a unit drawn from 11 counties in East Texas. The cavalry regiment geared up within the spring of 1862 yet used to be ordered to dismount as soon as in Arkansas. The regiment progressively advanced right into a tricky, well-trained unit in the course of motion at Lake windfall, fortress De Russy, Mansfield, friendly Hill, and Jenkins' Ferry, as a part of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Texas department within the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Reid researched letters, records, and diaries gleaned from multiple hundred descendants of the warriors, answering many questions when it comes to their reports and ultimate resting locations. He additionally contains distinct details on conflict casualty figures, apparatus issued to every corporation, slave possession, wealth of officials, deaths because of affliction, and the consequences of conscription at the regiment’s composition.

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