My ggg grandmother Malinda Little Friddell filed application for the Daughters of the Confederacy she states that Theophilus enlisted on March 1, 1861 at Pine Hill, Texas. He was called into active service on August 2, 1861 (2). Based on his military service records from the National Archives in Washington he was mustered in as a 4th Sgt. at Camp Crump, Marion county,near Jefferson, Texas on November 4, 1861(active service), (3). He traveled seventy miles to reach Camp Crump on a horse valued at $175 with $25 of equipment. One of his older brothers, James Evans Friddell, also enlisted with Theophilus in the same unit and they served throughout the entire war side by side in the same company and regiment (11).
His first unit was named the 1st Texas Cavalry Battalion and also know as Crump's Battalion Texas Cavalry, but eventually became part of the 32nd Texas Cavalry. This unit commanded by Major R. Phillip Crump and was part of McRea's Brigade, McCowan's Division, Van Dorn's Corp, Trans-Mississippi Dept (4). It was raised from soldiers recruited in east Texas counties by Major Crump. The battalion encamped around Douglasville, and broke from winter quarters about February 15, 1862.(14).
Would welcome communications with you about the 32nd Texas Regiment.
Joe D. Moss
Lake Jackson, Texas
(1) Texans Who Wore the Gray, published Tyler, Texas, 1907
(2) Malinda L. Friddell's Application for Daughters of The Confederacy, 6-17-1925
(3) T.R. Friddell Service Records National Archives
(4) Regimental Histories, Hillsboro Confederate Research Center, Hillsboro, Tex
(5) Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1151.
(6) Letter from W.H.H. Vaden, Waco, Texas, Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray 1861-1865, pg 763
(7) Letter from R. Todhunter, "Confederate Veteran", Vol 8, pg 312
(8) T.R. Friddell Texas Confederate Pension Application No. 9026
(9) Widow's Application for Pension filed January 5, 1912
(10)Denison Herald, Excerpted Tyler Daily Courier Times, Dec 6, 1911
(10A) Letter from Louise Parker to Mrs. Ruth Hughey Reese, 2-18-1969
(11)) J.E. Friddell Texas Confederate Pension Application No. 42421
(12) Obituary for Malinda Little Friddell
(13) Bio from Pvt. W.A. J. Chesser, Company K, 32nd Texas Cavalry captured at Chickamauga, September 19, 1863
(14) A Short History Of The 32nd (Andrews') Texas Cavalry Regiment by Tim Bell
(15) Pea Ridge Civil War Campaign in the West, William L. Shea and Earl J.Hess
page 23, pages 80-103
(16) A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War -The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates, edited by Richard Lowe, pages 78-81,142-143
(17) Lone Star Generals In Gray, by Ralph A. Wooster, pages 176-180
(18) Report of Col. Julius A. Andrews, 32nd Texas Cavalry, Official Records of the War of Rebellion, Volume 32, Stone's River Campaign, Report No 287, pages 934-936
(19) Handbook of Texas On Line-Ector's Brigade
(20)Texas Flags, Robert Maberry, Jr. pg 96
(21) Lone Star Regiments in Gray, by R. A. Wooster pgs 107-121
(22)History of the 9th Texas Infantry by Tim Bell