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Ross' TX Cav. Brigade Battle Honors on Flag

DAILY CLARION [MERIDIAN, MS], January 28, 1865, p. 1, c. 3

Ross's Texas Brigade of Cavalry.óWe publish in this morning's paper a communication over the signature "Alamo," from the command of Brig. Gen. L. S. Ross. We are aware that this brigade has never received a furlough, but know nothing of the causes assigned. We would say a word in relation to the part taken by this brigade, which has so well sustained the reputation of the Texan troops on every field.

It crossed the Mississippi in May, 1862, and has been almost ever since in active service. The brigade was composed of the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 27th Texas cavalry and numbered 4700 strong of which about one hundred and fifty only have deserted and joined other commands. From this number (4700) the brigade has been reduced by participation in two hundred and thirty-five fights to 600 men. They have the names of fifteen battles on their flag of which that of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge were by special orders. Having been dismounted they fought as infantry for nine months and were again mounted and fought with the Army of Tennessee through the Georgia campaign. They now belong to General Forrest's command and was, with Armstrong's brigade of Mississippians, in the recent disastrous campaign in Tennessee. It was this, or a portion of this, brigade that captured a train of ordnance and one of supplies going into Murfreesboro and capturing the regiment guarding the same, commanded by Col. Grass.

This is but an imperfect account of the part taken by this brigade since it crossed the river, and is so well deserving the praise of our people. We hope if it can be done without detriment to the service, they will receive that reward which they have so deservedly won.