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Re: Researching DeMarqus Christopher

Pvt. Demarquis C. Christopher enlisted in Co. H, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers at Nacogdoches, Texas, he was noted wounded on November 25, 1863 in the 4th Texas Cavalry in a skirmish, he was captured that same day at Vermillion Bayou by Gen. Lee's cavalry of the US 19th Army Corps., he was confined at the Custom House, New Orleans, later shipped to New Iberia, LA for exchange on December 21, 1863. No other records.

There were three other Christophers in Co. H: John D., and W. R. T.

A Goggle search, 4th Texas Cavalry will bring you additional information such as:

Excerpts of the Diary of Robert Thomas Williams
Marches, Skirmishes and Battles
of the
4th Regiment, Texas Militia
between October 1861 to November 1865

Sunday 22 - Moved camp today up at GOVERNOR MORTON'S bridge. Crossed the BAYOU VERMILLION on an old ferry boat and a piece of bridge. No news in camp today. The weather clear and fine. No news from the Yankees.

Monday 23 - Rested in camp today. No news. Rained today and heavy rain at night. Was detailed today to go to TEXAS.

Tuesday 24 - COMPANIES A, E and F, on picket today. I and CAPTAIN STEPHENSON of COMPANY A, LT. TAYLOR of COMPANY F, left camp this morning, thence to OPELOUSAS, twenty-five miles, thence to WASHINGTON, five miles. Weather cool. A negro was shot tonight by picket while trying to steal a horse.

Wednesday 25 - LT. TAYLOR went up to the train this morning. No news. Heavy frost tonight.

Thursday 26 - Left the brigade train this morning. Came to old CAMP MOUTON one mile from WASHINGTON. No news today. Weather cool and clear. Ice and frost this morning.

Some more reading material.

4th Texas Cavalry

Alexander, William Lee. "An appraisal of the 1862 New Mexico Campaign : a Confederate officer's letter to Nacogdoches," by Martin Hardwick Hall, in New Mexico Historical Review, LI (October 1976), 329-335

Giesecke, Julius. "The Diary of Julius Giesecke, 1861-1862", Texas Military History, III (1963), 228-242; IV (1964), 27-54 [translated from "Tagebuch des Capt. Julius Giesecke wahrend des Burgerkrieges", Jahrbuch der Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung. New Braunfels, TX, 1934: pp. 27-60; 1935: pp. 18-34]

Hall, Martin Hardwick. Sibley's New Mexico Campaign. (Austin : University of Texas Press, 1960)

Hanna, Ebenezer. "The journal of Ebenezer Hanna," by Martin H. Hall, in Password, III (January 1959), 14-29

Noel, Theophilus. Autobiography and reminiscences of Theophilus Noel. (Chicago : Theophilus Noel, 1904)

Noel, Theophilus. A Campaign from Santa Fe to the Mississippi : being a history of the old Sibley Brigade, from its first organization to the present time, its campaigns in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, in the years of 1861-2-3-4. (Shreveport, LA : Shreveport News, 1865. [reprinted and ed. by Martin Hardwick Hall, Edwin Adams Davis. Houston : Stagecoach Press, 1961])

Peticolas, Alfred Brown. Rebels on the Rio Grande : The Civil War journal of A. B. Peticolas. Ed. by Don E. Alberts. (Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1984)

Starr, Frank. "New Mexico campaign letters of Frank Starr, 1861-1862. Ed. by David B. Gracy", Texas Military History, IV (fall 1964), 169-188

Manuscript Resources

(x) Williams, Robert Thomas. Diary of Robert Thomas Williams : Marches, Skirmishes and Battles of the 4th Regiment, Texas Militia between October 1861 to November 1865. [Mss diary; copies at the Confederate Museum, Hillsboro, TX, and Texas A&M University Library, College Station, TX]

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