Served in Company K, 11th Cav., Texas as 2Lt
Unit Details:11th Cavalry Regiment was organized with 855 men at Camp Reeves, Grayson County, Texas, in
May, 1861. Some of its members were from Clarksville and Mt. Pleasant, and Bowie County.
This regiment, along with the 8th Texas Cavalry, was one of the best in Confederate service. It
was active in the Indian Territory and Arkansas, then was dismounted when it arrived on the
eastern side of the Mississippi River. After fighting at Richmond and Murfreesboro, it was remounted and
assigned to Wharton's and T. Harrison's Brigade. The unit participated in the Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Atlanta campaigns, then was active
in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. It contained 599 officers and men
in the spring of 1862 and reported 7 killed, 87 wounded, and 20 missing at Murfreesboro. Only a
remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Joseph M. Bounds, John
C. Burks, James J. Diamond, Otis M. Messick, George R. Reeves, and William C. Young;
Lieutenant Colonels Robert W. Hooks and Andrew J. Nicholson; and Majors H. F. Bone, John
W. Mayrant, and John B. Puryear.