SECOND TEXAS CAVALRY, ARIZONA BRIGADE.
On May 29, 1862, Lt. Col. John Robert Baylor received authorization from the Confederate War Department to raise "five battalions of Partisan Rangers of six companies each" for what would become known as the Arizona Brigade. The government would pay volunteers a bounty but expected them to furnish their own arms, equipment, and horses. The purpose of the brigade would be to retake the southwestern territories for the Confederacy, and its ranks would be made up of Texans recently returned from fighting in Arizona and territorial volunteers who had joined the Confederate command at Mesilla. John Baylor's younger brother, George Baylor, who listed his occupation as Indian fighter, organized one of the battalions. His companies recruited and formed in San Antonio, Belton, Stephenville, Bastrop County, and Leon County. Fifty-year-old John W. Mullen of Williamson County began mustering another battalion in November 1862. He completed only two companie...
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