Parson's Cavalry

Parson's Cavalry (HMZ3O)

Location: Waxahachie, TX 75165 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 29.247', W 96° 49.467'

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Originally comprised of men from Ellis and surrounding counties. Organized for Civil War service at Rockett's Spring (4 mi. E. of this site), Sept. 1861, unit was trained and commanded by Col. William H Parsons, Mexican War veteran, colorful duelist, editor, merchant, and lawyer. In a confederate brigade, this unit was joined with 12th, 19th, and 21st Texas Cavalry regiments, Morgan's Battalion and Pratt's Battery, to scout and fight in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Indian Territory. It was famous for attacks on federal ironclad ships, Red River campaign, 1864.
HM NumberHMZ3O
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Commitee
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 704418 N 3596553
Decimal Degrees32.48745000, -96.82445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.247', W 96° 49.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 14.82" N, 96° 49' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4109 N Hwy 77, Waxahachie TX 75165, US
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