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Like almost all Civil War units, the Thirty-Sixth Texas Cavalry was frequently known by an alternate designation derived from the name of its commanding officer.
Peter C. Woods' Cavalry
Nathaniel Benton’s Cavalry
Stokely M. Holmes' Cavalry
William 0. Hutchinson's Cavalry
R. M. White's Cavalry
The Thirty-Sixth Texas Cavalry participated in engagements in Louisiana during the Red River Campaign. One unofficial report states that the unit skirmished daily.
The Thirty-Sixth Texas Cavalry served in Louisiana and Texas during its career. Listed below are the specific higher command assignments of the regiment.
Dec. 31, 1863 - Second Brigade, First Division, Western SubDistrict, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department
Jan. 31, 1864 - Camp near Cedar Lake, Eastern Sub-District, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department
Sept. 30, 1864 - Eighth (Texas) Brigade, Third (Texas) Cavalry Division, Third Corps, Army of Trans-Mississippi
Dec. 31, 1864 - Sixth Texas Brigade, Second Texas Cavalry Division, First Corps, Army of Trans-Mississippi
March 31, 1865 - Hardemann's Brigade, Bee's Cavalry Division, Wharton's Cavalry Division, Army of TransMississippi
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