According to some records from Hunt Co. ca. 1861 my g-grandfather, Jesse Knighten DuBose and his brother, Dr. Amasas Hamilton DuBose...both of whom resided in the Lone Oak area of Hunt Co. were charged respectively with murder and assault. Both apparently were in continuance according to the court records, through the war years and the charges were either dropped or ignored (Jesse was "assinated" in 1866). Brother, Dr. Amasas H. DuBose moved from that area and lived to a ripe old age.
According to family legend this was related to the political unrest in the area associated with the brewing of "the wah" and with 'regulating' the Yankee sympathizers. Jesse later served with Bourland's Regt (1st Sgt, Co. K.) in 1864-65, although I've found no earlier service records, he may have also served with local milita and/or TST. He would have been in his 40s during the war...a little long in tooth for active field service until the manpower shortages of the late years may have required him to active service.
Their brother-in-law, John Hawkins, (married their baby sister, Elizabeth, and after her early death, their sister-in-law, widow of their oldest brother, Willis V. DuBose) was apparently active in their efforts and according to one source was "lynched" after the war by some of the family of one of the "yankee sympathizers" whom he been involved in "lynching."
(Downtown Baghdad has nothing on north Texas in the 1860s!!!)
Does any of your research on the Gainsville "matter" have any references to: (1)Jesse K. DuBose, (2) Dr. Amasa H. DuBose, (3) John Hawkins and/or (4) James Gaberal DuBose [their younger brother]?