TEXAS, Eleventh Calvary Regiment Star Hat Pin from the CIVIL WAR , Identified, belonging to Private Corporal Walter J. Lacy Enlisted on November 15, 1861 by M. Johnson with Company "B", 14th Texas Cavalry in Denton County, Texas. Shown as transferred to 11th Texas Cavalry on the February 20, 1863 Muster Roll. Was on detached service with Gordon's Spy Company by April of 1863.Reported as "under arrest since 12-12-63" on last two CS muster rolls of the 11th. Appears on a list of Killed, Wounded or Missing in Major Generals McCowns Division at The Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 32, 1862. Lacys Personal Silver, 16th Calvary Regiment Hat Pin. Lacys SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR United Daughters Confederacy To The U. The Eleventh Texas Cavalry Regiment was organized on October 2, 1861, at Camp Reeves, Grayson County, Texas, by the energies of its original colonelWilliam C. Young, a Mexican War veteran, former U.
Marshal and lawyer, and, in 1860, the wealthiest planter in Cooke County, Texas. The companies that formed the regiment were from Northeast TexasCooke, Grayson, Hopkins, Red River, Fannin, Collin, Hunt, Titus, and Bowie counties.Young's field officers were Lt. Diamond, who had been a member of the Democratic National Convention in Charleston in 1860 and had stormed out at the nomination of Douglas. The regimental major was John W. Mayrant, a farmer from Grayson County.
Most of the company commanders were planters, farmers, or lawyers, with the exception of L. Harman, of Company D, who was a surveyor, and Joseph M. Bounds, of Company G, who was a hotelier. Following its organization, the regiment was sent to the Indian Nations, where it was engaged at Chustenahlah on December 26, 1861.The initial engagement of the Eleventh Texas Cavalry proved to be a victorious one for the regiment. One man was killed, one died of his wound, and four others were less seriously wounded. One of the wounded was Capt. Young, Colonel Young's son, of Company A.
He suffered a painful but not serious wound to the thigh. After the battle, the regiment was dispatched into Arkansas for the winter. On March 67, 1862, the regiment was engaged at the battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas.
Nicholson of Company F was shot through the wrist. His horse got away from him and broke for the Union lines, but a Yankee slapped the horse on the rear, sending Captain Nicholson safely back to Confederate lines. Afterwards, the Eleventh Texas Cavalry served as part of the rear guard for the army.Disease proved to be a much tougher adversary initially than Yankees to the Eleventh Texas Cavalry, as typhoid, pneumonia, and measles thinned the ranks of Young's regiment. After a tough winter with many deaths and discharges due to disease, the regiment was dismounted at Jacksonport, Arkansas, and placed in the Texas Brigade under Joseph Hogg. Hogg also succumbed to disease, and Colonel T. The brigade contained the Tenth, Eleventh, Fourteenth, and Thirty-second Texas Cavalry regiments, dismounted, McCray's Arkansas Regiment, and Douglas's Texas Battery.
In April, soon after the battle of Shiloh, the regiment was sent to Corinth, Mississippi. On May 8, 1862, in response to the new Confederate Conscription Act, the regiment was reorganized. Colonel Young had resigned his commission on April 16, 1862, and Lieutenant Colonel Diamond was appointed colonel. Diamond, however, was not reelected, nor was Maj.
The new field officers of the Eleventh Texas Cavalry were John C. Burks as colonel, Andrew J. Nicholson as lieutenant colonel, and H.Burks was a fine choice as colonel. Burks, a twenty-seven-year old lawyer born in Georgia and practicing law in Red River County, had the confidence of the men and appeared to have a fine future in front of him. Nicholson never served in his new office. He had to resign due to his Pea Ridge wound. Neither did Bone, as he was rejected as an officer by the Examining Board.
Bone later served as chaplain of the regiment but resigned in July 1862. To take their places, Captain Bounds of Company G was appointed lieutenant colonel in July 1862, and Otis M. Messick was named major on May 25, 1862. In mid-summer 1862, the newly-christened Army of Tennessee, under the command of Gen.Braxton Bragg, commenced a forward movement into Tennessee and then into Kentucky. On August 30, 1862, the brigade, still under the command of Colonel McCray, fought at Richmond, Kentucky. Desperately outnumbered, McCray's Texans and Arkansans nearly destroyed the Federal army, leaving the ground strewn with dead and wounded. The Southern army, styled the Army of Kentucky under the command of Edmund Kirby Smith, captured 4,303 of the enemy and numerous weapons and other supplies.
The regiment suffered an unknown number of casualties at Richmond, however. At least three were killed, seven wounded, and nineteen became prisoners of war.Afterwards, the regiment withdrew into Tennessee. On December 31, 1862, Ector's Brigade spearheaded the initial charge at the battle of Murfreesboro. The Confederates quickly surprised and overran the Federal positions, capturing men and artillery. The Eleventh Texas Cavalry suffered heavy losses, officially reported as eight killed, eighty-nine wounded, and eighteen missing. Among the fatalities were Colonel Burks, who was mortally wounded during the battle and died several days later. Pressing his hand to conceal what he knew to be a fatal wound, he shouted encouragement to the men, "charge them, my brave boys, " until, faint from the loss of blood, he could go no further. He was highly commended by his brigade and division commanders. Following Colonel Burks's death, the Eleventh Texas Cavalry was remounted and transferred to the Cavalry Corps. Some say it was Burks's dying wish to have his regiment remounted. Whatever the reason, the Eleventh Texas Cavalry was remounted and transferred to the Cavalry Corps on January 23, 1863. Under the command of Joe Wheeler, the Eleventh Texas Cavalry were led on several raids through Tennessee and Kentucky. Following those raids, they fought at the battle of Chickamauga on September 1920, 1863. On October 27, 1863, Colonel Bounds was apparently murdered by W. Dulaney deserted the regiment the same day.
This incident is shrouded in mystery, but Bounds became the second colonel of the Eleventh Texas Cavalry to be killed by a private assassin. The regiment passed a hard fall and winter of 186364 near Knoxville in East Tennessee, an area known for its Union sentiment and bushwhacking.
Two large Federal cavalry raids resulted in many of the members of the Eleventh Texas being captured. Company-grade officers were particularly hard-hit, as Capt. Nathan Burks of Company F and Capt. John Russell of Company G were both captured, and Capt. Gibson of Company I was wounded and unable to return to the service.At least forty-two other members of the regiment were captured during the winter of 186364. From April to September 1864, the Eleventh Texas Cavalry participated in the defense of Atlanta. Always against great odds, the Eleventh served side-by-side with the Eighth Texas Cavalry, also known as Terry's Texas Rangers. Following the Atlanta campaign, the Eleventh pursued Sherman on his trail of devastation through Georgia and the Carolinas. The surrender of the Army of Tennessee occurred at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865.
However, most of the members of the cavalry corps refused to surrender. Instead, many joined President Jefferson Davis, and others tried to make it to the Trans-Mississippi to continue the fight there. Most of the members of the Eleventh Texas Cavalry did not surrender.On May 16, 1865, at Columbus, Mississippi, a detachment of Second Lt. Bailey and seven enlisted men from Company C surrendered in what is believed to be the last organized surrender involving the regiment. Some, such as Ben Bickerstaff and Lt.
Tom Emmett, both of Company I, opposed the Reconstruction government in a movement referred to as The New Rebellion. Insured, Signature Confirmation & Tracking All Included. The item "TEXAS Eleventh Calvary Regiment Star Hat Pin Button CIVIL WAR Identified Soldier" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "another_unique_antique" and is located in Dallas, Texas.
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