CSA stampless cover from W. Partisan Rangers postmarked QUITMAN, TEX , JUN 22 with manuscript "Due 10" rate sent to Sam F. Co "A" 2nd TX Partisan Rangers.
Co'A' was all men from Wood County. They were in Stones regiment which is out lined below.Co'A' served honorable and fought valiantly in almost constant battles from their first encounter near Port Hudson until they were finally disbanded. Some of the most interesting warfare in our history.
General Banks the Yankee commander of the armies that were to invade and occupy Texas planned to move and supply his army by ships and had about 90 ships involved in this attack of Texas. This regiment of about 400 of Stones cavalry attacking ships that were on the Atchifalia River and sinking many of these ships has never occurred before or since. A most interesting picture cavalry units riding along the banks of the Atchifalia and shooting at ships with rifle and cannon.There were unit citations for bravery and courage in some of the skirmishes where Stones Regiment was continuously engaged in battles for 46? Straight days without food or rest fighting in their saddles with a few hours rest per day. It is a microfish that was done by Cornel Universty on all correspondence from the civil war that was saved. There are about 136 volumes that covers almost all of the civil war and the units that fought in it. This is the correspondence between two federal officers discussing two sentry's that were captured and were members of Stones Regiment which is the regiment that Co'A' from Woods County was assigned to. The Second Texas Partisan Rangers was a cavalry regiment which was organized in March, 1863, at Fairfield, TX under Col. Isham Chisum of Kaufman county was its Lt.
Colonel and later was its colonel. The counties where some of the companies were raised were: Co A (Wood), Co C (Dallas), Co G (Dallas), Co H (Denton, Dallas, Ellis), Co I Collin? The regiment went to Louisiana in May 1863, where it found in Col. It was involved in numerous skirmishes in southeastern Louisiana among which were the battle at Donaldsonville on 28 Jun 1863 and Bayou Bourbeau on 3 Nov 1863. Their stay in Texas was short, for the Union launched the Red River Expedition, an attempted invasion of Texas from Louisiana and Arkansas, in March 1864.
Chisum's regiment (as it was then known) was engaged in the battles of Mansfield, LA, 7 Apr and Pleasant Hill, LA, 9 Apr which turned back the Union advance. It continued to see action in harassing the retreating Union army down the Red River through the remainder of April 1864. The regiment remained in Louisiana through August 1864. In September 1864, Chisum's cavalry was ordered to Arkansas where the most notable event was the skirmish at Hurricane Creek, near Benton, AR, 23 Oct. By January 1865, Chisum's regiment was back in Texas.It escorted a group of prisoners from the prisoner-of-war camp at Tyler to Shreveport in February, and at Shreveport the regiment was dismounted in order to serve as infantry. We offer a 14 day return on any item that you find is not as described. Please give us a chance to make it right if you feel that we have made an error. We only sell original authentic material.
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