C.S.A.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.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Commitee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 704418 N 3596553|
|Decimal Degrees||32.48745000, -96.82445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 29.247', W 96° 49.467'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 29' 14.82" N, 96° 49' 28.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||972, 214, 469|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4109 N Hwy 77, Waxahachie TX 75165, US|
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