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Re: Sibley's Brigade from Parker Co.--2nd TX & 5th TX Regts.
Posted by: George Walker (ID *****5472) Date: March 25, 2012 at 08:54:44
In Reply to: Re: Sibley's Brigade from Parker Co.--2nd TX & 5th TX Regts. by Eleanor Edmondson of 815

I think you and I are talking about two different units. There were several units designated "2nd Texas Mounted Volunteers" or "2nd Texas Cavalry" which served in the Sibley Brigade. Most of these were Battalions, formed upon consolidation with other units. The one I was talking about was the 2nd Texas Mounted Volunteer REGIMENT, commanded by COl. John "RIP" Ford, but which served under the command of Lt. Col. John Baylor and Major Pyron in New Mexico under Gen'l Sibley.

However, the specific unit you are looking for is Company K, 5th Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers. The Regimental Commander was COL Tom Green (who also served as Sibley's 2nd in command at Val Verde), and the Commander of Company K was Capt. Charles Jordan.

You will find a muster of that regiment at:

www.currensnet.com/Muster%20Rolls/5txasmu.HTM

Pvts John Fox and the Smethers brothers are all listed in Company K. Since company commanders usually recruited their own companies, it is likely that most of the men in Company K came from Parker County or surrounding areas.

George Walker


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