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Van Buren Smith

 

Basic Information

Name
Van Buren Smith
Birth
21 Sep 1834
Warren County, Missouri, United States
Death
21 Feb 1938
Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas, United States
Time In Service
From: 2 Oct 1862
To: 1865

Affiliation

Allegiance
Confederate States of America (American Civil War)
Branch of Service
Army
Rank
Private
Unit(s)
Company D, 2nd Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade
Specialty
Not Specified
Current Status
Not Specified

Service Record

War
American Civil War
Battle(s)
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)
Not Specified

Smith, Van Buren

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Second Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade

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...   [ Read more » ]
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