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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
  
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.<br>
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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.<br>  
  
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 41 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CTXLAVA0C Roster].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 41 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CTXLAVA0C Roster].  
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*Many men from [[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca County]]
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 17:13, 24 April 2013

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Brief History

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 41 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Texas in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Texas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Texas, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).