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Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865. 247
W. J. FURGUSON, Austin, Texas-Born in Alabama. Enlisted in the
Confederate Army May 2, 1861, as private in Company F, Sixth Alabama
Infantry. Rode's Brigade, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia,
J. B. Gordon, first Captain and Shuler, first Colonel.
After the organization we went to Corinth to drill. From there we
went to Manassas Junction and remained there until after the battle of
the Wilderness. Was in the battle of Seven Pines, where I received three
wounds and was sent to the hospital. I was not able for service at the
battle of Chancellorsviille. Was captured at the battle of Gettysburg and
sent to Fort Delaware prison, remaining there for seven months, then to
Point Lookout, Md., and paroled in 1865.
I was in many small battles which I have not mentioned. Was promoted
from private to corporal.
EDWIN J. FRY, Marshall, Texas-Born Dec. 1, 1845, neear Charlottsville,
Va. Enlisted in the Confederate Army Aug., 1863, at San
Augustine, Tex., as private in Company E, First Texas Partisan Rangers;
Major's Brigade, Green's Division, Wharton's Corps, Trans-Mississippi
Department; Thomas E. Edwards, first Captain and Walter P. Lane, first
Was never changed, wounded or captured. Was promoted to Orderly
Sergeant in the spring of 1864 and served in that capacity until the close
of the war, except for a short time when I acted as Sergeant-Major of the
Regiment. Was in the battles of Wilson's Farm, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill,
Monette's Ferry and in many engagements with gunboats and transports
on the Red River near Alexandria, skirmish near Marksville and the battle
of Yellow Bayou-all in Louisiana, and one or two skirmishes in Arkansas.
B. F. FRYMIER, Waco, Texas-Born in 1836, near Carlisle, Cumberland
County, Pa. Enlisted in the Confederate Army, April, 1861, at Crockett,
Tex., as private in Company A, Second Texas Cavalry, Evans' Brigade,
Trans-Mississippi Department. Hardeman, first Captain and Rip Ford,
first Colonel. Was not changed nor wounded. Was captured in the spring
of 1863, and sent to New Orleans. Remained there for six or eight months
and was exchanged and returned to my company.
Was in the campaign of 1861 and 1862 with Sibley's Brigade in Arizona
and New Mexico. Was at the retaking of Galveston, and in the campaign
into Louisiana. The most severe engagement was a fight at La Fourche
Our regiment, the Second Texas Cavalry, was organized by the order
of the secession convention before the state seceeded. The action of the
convention favored the organizing of two regiments for the protection of
the frontier, but it was understood that we would be in the army as soon as
the State seceded. McCulloch was Colonel of the First and Ford (Rip)
Colonel of the Second. We were mustered into state service in 1861 and
went into camp in May of the same year. McCulloch went to Missouri and
we went to the Rio Grande. Our company was organized in the counties
of Houston, Anderson, Nacogdoches and Cherokee. We had 108 men, rank
and file, and the average age was 18 years (although we had several past
middle age). Our campaign in Arizona and New Mexico was for the purpose
of occupying the forts and preventing an invasion on Texas from California,
over the old Santa Fe Trail. It was a campaign of hardships.
My company and Company C, of Houston, went to Fort Bliss and Arizona
8ix months in advance of Sibley's Brigade and were absolutely in possesSion
of Arizona, with our Lieutenant-Colonel John R. Baylor as Military
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