William H. Parsons
Morgan's Texas Cavalry
Morganís Texas Cavalry was an independent cavalry regiment attached to Colonel William H. Parsonís ďParsonís BrigadeĒ which earned
the reputation as one of the finest mounted units serving in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The brigade took part in almost
fifty battles throughout Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. Morgan's regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel Charles Leroy Morgan of Bastrop County.
Morgan, who had previously served as a Lieutenant with the 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers) and a Major with the Eighteenth
Texas Cavalry was given command of an independent squadron of around 150 men in September 1862. He was popular and talented,
and his squadron eventually grew to a regiment of over 1200 men. The war ended before Morgan's Cavalry received official
recognition as a regiment from Richmond; thus he was paroled in 1865 as a Lieutenant Colonel at the age of twenty-four.
One of the youngest Colonels to serve in the Confederacy.