34th Texas Cavalry

AKA 2nd Partisan Rangers

History



Organized at Ft. Washita, Indian Territory on 17 Apr 1862

Surrendered on 26 May 1865






Officers

Almerine M. Alexander (Colonel)

William M. Bush (Major, Lt. Col.)

John H. Caudle (Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel)

M. W. Deavenport (Major)

Thomas Dove (Major)

John R. Russell (Major, Lieutenant Colonel)

Sevier Tackett (Major)

George H. Wooten (Lieutenant Colonel)






Assignments

April-May 1862 Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi District, Department #2

May-September 1862 Department of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department

September-December 1862 Cooper's Brigade, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department

December 1862-January 1863 Bradfute's Brigade, Roane's Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department

January-June 1863 Department of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department

June-September 1863 Speight's Brigade, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department

November 1863 Polignac's Brigade, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department

November 1863-September 1864 Polignac's Brigade, Mouton's-Polignac's Division, District of Western Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department

September 1864-May 1865 4th Texas Brigade, Polignac's Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department






Battles

December 7, 1862 Prairie Grove, AR

September 30,1862 Newtonia, MO

September 29, 1863 Stirling's Plantation, Morganza, LA

March-May 1864 Red River Campaign, LA

September 17, 1864 Atchafalaya River, LA

September 20, 1864 Bayou Ala and Morgan's Ferry, LA






Bibliography

E. B. Long, The Civil War Day By Day, (Garden City NY: Doubleday Inc, 1971.)

Robert S. Weddle, Plow-Horse Cavalry: The Caney Creek Boys of the 34th Cavalry, (Austin, TX: Madrona Press, 1976.)

Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies - Texas, (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1995), p. 90 - 91.

Janet B. Hewitt, Editor, Texas Confederate Soldiers 1861 - 1865, Unit Roster Volume II, (Wilmington, NC, Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1997), p. 225-228.



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