The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 83, July 1979 - April, 1980 Page: 16
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Cover: "Terry and the Rangers" by Bruce Marshall. Courtesy of the
artist and of Association members Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Wilson.
The Eighth Texas Cavalry, the most famous Confederate horsemen from
the Lone Star State, were highly unorthodox in their clothing, equipment,
and armament. Terry (center) had a Mexican sarape for a saddle blanket and
a bearskin, used in lieu of an overcoat, tied to his saddle. Instead of the
regulation sabres and carbines, most of the men carried shotguns, Bowie
knives, and a generous assortment of Colt Revolvers (plus additional loaded
cylinders for the revolvers). They claimed to have greater firepower than any
other Civil War cavalry regiment, Confederate or Union; and they probably
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