The Dallas Journal, Volume 41, 1995 Page: 91
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When the war began, Mrs. Neely was left
alone with her two little daughters, while the .
three sons and father went to fight for the
Southern cause. The ravages of the war were
felt probably more severely in Missouri than in
any other State. Living in a country overrun
by the Federal troops, with a husband and
three sons in the Confederate army, Mrs.
Neely experienced all the horrors of war.
Speaking of his mother a short time since,
Commissioner Neely said: "She was always a
'dyed-in-the-wool' Confederate, and she has not
During the war the homes of both Northern
and Southern sympathizers were swept away
by the invading armies of bushwhackers.
Times became so hard in Missouri that Mrs.
Neely decided to move to Texas. In 1863 she
and her daughters placed all of their movable
belongings in a "prairie schooner" drawn by
two oxen, and started on their five-hundred-
mile trip with a party of other refugees from
Missouri. It took seven weeks to make the '
journey from Stockton, Mo., to Dallas County.
Mrs. Neely has twenty grandchildren and
nineteen great-grandchildren living-all in Texas and mainly in Dallas County. She
now resides with her daughter, Mrs. Milas Hopkins, where she is visited regularly
every week by her son and his children. Her husband died in 1876.
Vol. XXVIII, pp. 290-292 (1920)
ROSS'S BRIGADE OF CAVALRY
by J. A. Creager, Vernon, Tex.
For years I have felt that some one should write up the service of Ross's Cavalry
Brigade, a command that never failed to do its duty. There are thousands of incidents
that should be reorded; but not being a writer myself, I have waited for some one else
to do this. But I am now seventy-eight years old, and so far I have not seen anything
in regard to the part taken by my old command in the War between the States. Ross's
Brigade was made up of the 3d, 6th, 9th, and 27th Regiments of Texas Cavalry, with
about 4,500 as fine-looking men as ever shouldered muskets. This brigade was under
fire during Sherman's raid one hundred and nine days without missing a day.
There were six of us brothers in the army, five in Company D, 6th Texas Cavalry,
and all returned home at the close of the war except George, who was killed at
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