Post by winchester1886 on Jan 14, 2009 5:55:41 GMT -5
I have a great, great uncle that served with this unit. He was a Private named Vachel D. Johnson. He is related to President Lyndon B. Johnson, I am not sure exactly how. I know very little about it. I found this information from cross referancing family oral history with the National Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database.
30th Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Texas Partisan Rangers] was organized at Waco, Texas, during the summer of 1862. It was formed with about 800 from Waco and Round Rock, and Hill Country. Assigned to D.H. Cooper's, Gano's, and Parsons' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, it fought in Arkansas and later in the Indian Territory. The unit reported 16 casualties at Poison Spring and 19 at Cabin Creek. During May, 1865, it disbanded at Austin, Texas. Colonel Edward J. Gurley, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas W. Battle, and Major John H. Davenport were in command.
Please pass on any info you find, and I do the same. My Dad's side was Confederates from Texas, and My Mothers side was Union from NY. Here is a link to their muster roll. www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm
"Many of us volunteered to fight for the Union. Some came mainly because we were bored at home and this looked like it might be fun. Some came because we were ashamed not to. Many came because it was the right thing to do." Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 20th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg.