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Ninth Texas Cavalry

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
1. Ninth Texas Cavalry Marker
Inscription.

The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. They gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon's Springs on October 2, 1861, and were mustered into Confederate service under Colonel William B. Sims.

Under Colonel Sims the Ninth Cavalry saw considerable action in the Indian Territory of present-day Oklahoma before joining General Ben McCulloch's army in Arkansas in late January 1862. Colonel Sims was wounded during the Battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862 and Lt. Colonel William Quayle took command.

The Ninth Cavalry numbered 657 men in late spring 1862 when they marched to Mississippi to join the Third, Sixth, and Twenty-Seventh Texas Cavalry units and formed a cavalry brigade under the command of Lawrence S. Ross. For 15 months Ross' Brigade saw almost continual action in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. They participated in the assault that captured and burned the Federal gunboat "Petrel" in 1864. By November 1864 the Ninth Cavalry consisted of only 110 men. Ross' Brigade surrendered to Federal troops at Jackson, Mississippi, on May 4, 1865. Veterans of Ross' Brigade formed an association in 1878.

Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995
 
Erected
Ninth Texas Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
2. Ninth Texas Cavalry Marker
Middle marker
1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7412.)
 
Location. 33° 38.169′ N, 96° 36.571′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on Houston Street (Texas Route 56) west of Travis Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Houston Street, Sherman TX 75090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eleventh Texas Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Grayson County (here, next to this marker); The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas (here, next to this marker); Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield (a few steps from this marker); Peter W. Grayson (a few steps from this marker); President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Model 92 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sherman.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ninth Texas Cavalry. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 9th Texas Cavalry Monument at Vicksburg. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment, C.S.A. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Civil War. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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