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Texas in the Mexican-American War

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Date: 1846 to 1848
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Texas Texas units in the war with Mexico (1846-1848).[1][2]

General Staff of Texas Volunteers; July 1846 – October 1846. Major General (Gov.) James Pinckney Henderson.
1st Regiment of Texas Mounted Rifle Volunteers, June and July, and discharged September and October 1846. Colonel John C. Hays (late Major of a Batt. in the service of Texas.)
2nd Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, June and July, and discharged October 1846. Colonel George T. Wood
Regiment of Texas Rifle Volunteers, May, June and July, and discharged August 1846. Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston (former Adjutant U.S. 6th Infantry and Adjutant General of Texas.)
Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, for 6 months (7 companies), for frontier defense; July, and discharged September 1846. Colonel William C. Young
Battalion of Texas Mounted Volunteers, of (4 companies); March 1847 – June 1848. Majors comdg.: M. H. Chevallie (late of Major Hays 1st Regt.; resigned 31 August 47); Walter P. Lane (Captain to October 1847)
Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, for 12 months and during the war; April 1847 – May 1848. Colonel John C. Hays (Col. of 1st Regt. Vols, and continued in service)
Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, for 6 months, for frontier defense; May 11, and discharged June 1847. Colonel John C. Hays (Col. of Regt. in Mexico)
Battalion of Texas Mounted Volunteers,(part of Col. Hays regiment) (5 companies), for local defense; April – June 5, 1847. Major Thomas J. Smith

Independent Companies of Texas Volunteers:

1st Mounted Company; 25 September 1845 – 25 June 1846. Captain John T. Price
2nd Company of Rangers; September and 10 December 1845 and March 1846, for two periods of 3 months each – July 1846. Captain Peter Hansbrough Bell (had before served on frontier defence of Texas, under Major Hays from September 1845)
3rd Mounted Company; 1 October 1845 and January 1846 – September 1846. Captain David C. Cady
4th Mounted Company; May and August 1846 – September 18, 1846. Captain Ben M'Culloch
5th Mounted Company; July–October 1846. Captain Eli Chandler
6th Mounted Company; July 1846 – July 1847. Captain Mabery B. Gray (late 1st Lt. in Bell's co.)
7th Company of Foot Volunteers (first enrolled in Mississippi); August 1846 – 7 January 1847. Captain William E. Shivors (late Capt in Johnston's 3rd Rifle Regt.)
8th Rifle Company; (late Seefeld's Company of Johnston's 3rd Regt.); received 1 September 1846 – 1 July 1847. Captain P. Edward Connor (late 1st Lt. to December 1846: wounded at Buena Vista; retired May 1847.)
9th J Company Volunteers (at Monterey); 8 October 1846 – October 1847. Captain Mirabeau B. Lamar (late Division Inspector to Maj. Gen. Henderson)
10th I Company Volunteers; October 1846 – October 1847. Captain Shaply P. Ross
11th Mounted Company of Spies; 31 January – 31 July 1847. Captain Ben McCulloch (Major in the Staff)


  1. Mexican War veterans : a complete roster of the regular and volunteer troops in the war between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 ; the volunteers are arranged by states, alphabetically, William Hugh Robarts, 1887.
  2. Wikipedia:Texas Units in the Mexican American War

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