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How Companies Were Formed - Tells a little bit about the 2nd Texas Cavalry with the main focus on how companies were formed and why many men that were related to each other were also in the same company.  Also gives a list of the Companies in the 2nd Texas Cavalry and the counties they were formed in.  

Submitted by Michael Tope


History of the 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry - this article gives more details about the 2nd Texas Cavalry as a whole throughout the war.

Submitted by Rob Richardson


The News Page contains news article during the period, with some information about the 2nd Texas Cavalry as well as a List of Casualties of the 2d T.M.R. from the Battle at Donaldsonville, LA on June 28, 1863.  Listed are the men from Company K.


Live Oak County, Texas Oath of Allegiance to the Confederate States of America gives a list of men that signed the oath during a mass metting on July 4, 1861.


GIVES SOME EARLY TEXAS HISTORY By W. F. Cude, Pearsall, Texas - This page is located on Willis Franklin Cude's military page on this site.  This story gives a lot of information about Willis' experiences while serving in CO K.


Lafayette Butler Letter dated March 8, 1865.  This letter was written to his wife Lizzie and talks about the moral of the confederate soldier during the end of the war.  Submitted by Michael Tope.  


Fought Cortina and his Raiders - This article was written in the early 1900s by a Milton M. Dodson of Mathis Texas.  In November 1859, John Donaldson, a stockman of Live Oak County, got together a party of cowboys to go out to the assistance of Tobin in his effort to rout Cortina. The party consisted of Donaldson, whom we chose as Captain, and the following eighteen cowboys: George Frazier, John Crump, Martin Culver, Nathan Bartlett, Floyd Powell, Cephas Winters, Moses Hill, Jim Wilburn, Zach Wilson, Alf. Robinson (son of the famous Sally Skull), John Futch, William Hubbard, John Ellis, John S. Givens, P.S. Hagy, Van Meter, William Ferrell, and myself.


Submitted by: John Hawley


I pulled up an interesting book from our public library vault.  Dear Julio, The Story of Charles L. Pyron, Jim Bowie and the Family Veramendi, by Robert Canfield.  No publisher, so must have been privately published by author in 1996.  In general it explains about La Fourche Crossing, one of the actions he was in command of during the Civil War.  How the Texas 2nd Cav. lost it, and the Col. Pyron came to San Antonio on medical leave to his home that was once owned by the Veramendi, the father of Jim Bowie's wife.  It states that Pyron's Regiment was the first unit formed in TX when the war began.  It was the 2nd TX Mounted Rifles.  Headquarters for 2nd TX Cav. was San Antonio.  Just thought you might like this info.

Submitted by Pat VanVleck

Renee's Note: The public library mentioned above is probably in San Antonio, TX.





Do you have history about CO K 2nd Texas Cavalry or any related material you would like to submit for use on this page.  I will gladly link to your page with information as well.  Send title, short description, URL, name and email address to Renee Smelley.





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