Thank you for the “John G. Coleman Texas Reserves” info. ..In my search for “Coleman Battalion,” I looked in your book, TEXAS BURIAL SITES OF CIVIL WAR NOTABLES, but no mention of this Coleman. ..Yes, I have a copy of your book.
Hunter's Regiment. ..One more question, my last question in refining the 480 entries in the November 1863 listing of the Brush Battalion of North Texas. ..The entry in question reads:
"Marion Brown, Hunter's Regiment, Brush Battalion."
Marion D. Brown would have deserted Hunter's Regiment in about October 1863. ..He was born 1830 in Tennessee and was found in the 1860 Hopkins County TX census.
I have found two possibilities:
1) Hunter’s Regiment. ..May have been the Captain/Major James M. Hunter of Gillespie Co TX who served in McCord's 3d Frontier District, Texas State Troops then later the Confederacy, but none of the other 481 men in the Brush Battalion were from McCord's unit, nor from the Gillespie County area.
2) Hunter's Regiment. ..May have been the Captain James Thomas Hunter of Hood's Brigade. ..I don't know what this Hunter did after he returned to Texas.
3) "Hunter's Regiment" could have been a fabrication, but the other deserters named organizations that existed.
About half of the 480 men came from the following counties outside of the Seven Texas Militia Brigades (34 counties) that I address:
Van Zandt County
The Seven Texas Militia Brigades (34 counties) that I address are defined on my web page.