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Colonel Roger Q. Mills

Col. Robert B. Young
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10th Texas Infantry Regiment

The 10th Texas Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862 under the command of Colonel Allison Nelson. Many of its members were from the towns of Houston and Tyler, and Grimes, Freestone, San Augustine, and Washington counties. The regiment suffered heavy casualties throughout the war including many of its commanding officers. The original commander Colonel Allison Nelson, had just been promoted to Brigadier General in September 1862 when he was stricken with typhoid, or "camp fever" and died near Austin, Arkansas, on October 7, 1862.

While under the command of Colonel Roger Q. Mills, the regiment was captured at Arkansas Post in January, 1863 and was sent to the prison camp in Camp Chase, Ohio. Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to Deshler's and J.A. Smith's Brigades. After Colonel Mills was wounded at Missionary Ridge, the regiment was place under the temporary command of Captain John R. Kennard of Grimes County and consolidated with the 6th Infantry Regiment and the 15th Cavalry Regiment (dismounted) to become a part of the famed "Granbury's Texas Brigade."

Colonel Mills would return to command during the Atlanta Campaign and was wouned twice more during the Seige of Atlanta which ended his military career. Another commander, Colonel Robert B. Young was killed at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee along with six Confederate Generals including division commander, Patrick Cleburne and Brigade Commander Hiram Granbury.

The consolidated regiment would be further devistated at the battle of Nashville and by the time of surrender on April 26, 1865 in North Carolina, the entire Granbury's Brigade had been reduced to one regiment.