Arthur P. Bagby
7th Texas Cavalry
(7th Mounted Volunteers)
The 7th Texas Cavalry Regiment, about 1,000 strong, was organized at Victoria, Texas, during the summer of 1861.
Most of the men were from Angelina, Bexar, Comal, Houston, Trinity, Victoria and Williamson Countis. The 7th was first assigned to the Army of New Mexico under Brigadier General
Henry Hopkins Sibley. The Army of New Mexico won the Battle of Valverde and occupied Santa Fe. It was driven back into Texas after its defeat at the Battle of Glorieta Pass on
March 28, 1862. Later the unit was assigned to Green's and Hardeman's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
It participated in various conflicts in Louisiana and reported 6 killed, 35 wounded, and 34 missing at Cox's Plantation, and 2 wounded at Bayou Bourbeau.
The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865.
Its commanders were Colonels Arthur P. Bagby and William Steele; Lieutenant Colonels P. T. Herbert, Powhatan Jordan, and J. S. Sutton; and Major Gustave Hoffmann.