- 1860-80s - Texas Rangers -
The frontier troops were paid by Texas and provided protection from Indians, enforced Confederate conscription, rounded up deserters and gave protection from renegades and bandits. Texas Rangers are known as -- Rangers, Ranger Companies, Minute Men, Mounted Volunteers, Mounted Gunmen, Mounted Riflemen, Spies, Frontier Men, Texas State Troops, Special Force, Frontier Battalion and State Rangers.
According to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum:
“During the Civil War, Frontier Defense Troops were generally called Texas State Troops, (TST), Texas Militia or Texas Mounted. We consider these men Texas Rangers because the service they performed was that of the Texas Frontier Defense against Indians, not fighting with the Confederacy against Union Soldiers. These Texas State Troops were not part of the Confederate States Army (CSA) but served under the command and control of officers in the employ of the State of Texas, although the organization of the troops was along military lines. The first of these groups was the Frontier Regiment which existed from mid-1861 until December 1863 when the group was mustered into the CSA. This Frontier Regiment was the backbone of home security, operating under the ‘legal authority’ of the pistols they carried or the rifle swinging in their saddle boot and whose motto was THEY WERE THE MEN WHO COULD NOT BE STAMPEDED.”
- 1861 - Confederate States Army - More information may be found at Confederate States Army, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 25 Feb 1861 - Gillespie Co. Minute Company, Feb 1861 to Feb 1862 - Commanding officer was Capt. Phillip Braubach
- 20 Mar 1861 - Co. of Texas Rangers - Capt. Ewen Cameron was the commanding officer
- 1862 - Union Army, Civil War - The Union Army consisted of the U.S. Army and various regiments formed within certain states.
- 4 Mar 1862 - Co. of Mtd. Volunteer Texas Frontier Regiment - Capt. Henry T. Davis was the commanding officer. Company organized under Act dated Dec. 21 1861.
- 1 May 1862 - 1st (Yager's) Cavalry, Co. E - CSA, Civil War; 107 members; Source: Janet B. Hewett, Texas Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, Unit Roster Volume II (Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1997), 7-8.
- 10 Aug 1862 - Unionists participating in Battle at Nueces River - Union sympathizers, mostly German settlers from Gillespie, Kerr and Kendall counties, were traveling to Mexico to avoid conscription in the Confederate army.
Sixty two men met at Turtle Creek in Kerr County and others joined during the trip to bring the total to 68 or 69.
The oldest was 35 years old.
After the troop reached Nueces River in Kinney County on Aug. 9th, the Confederates attacked early the next morning. Twenty eight men returned to the Hill Country.
The monument, Treue der Union, is dedicated to these men and is located in Comfort TX.
- 1864 - Co. A, Gillespie Co., 3rd Frontier District, TST - Capt. William Wahrmund was the commanding officer.
- 1864 - Co. B (II), Gillespie Co., 3rd Frontier District, TST - Capt. Louis Schuetze & Capt. Engelbert Krauskopf were the commanding officers. After Schuetze's murder in Feb., Krauskopf assumed command of Schuetze's men.
- 14 Apr 1864 - Co. C, 3rd Frontier District, TST - Capt. Jacob Dearing was the commanding officer. Company was organized under the Legislative act of Dec. 15, 1863
- 1872 - Co. F, Minute Men of Gillespie Co. - Lts. J.C. Lacy, W.E. Hudson & B.F. Casey were the commanding officers
- 1880 - Gillespie Mounted Rifles, 1880 - a company of the Texas Volunteer Guards
- 1881 - Gillespie Mounted Rifles, 1881 - Co. A, First Regiment Cavalry, Texas Volunteer Guards
- 1882 - Gillespie Mounted Rifles, 1882 - Co. A, First Regiment Cavalry, Texas Volunteer Guards
- 25 Apr 1898 - Spanish American War - More information may be found at Spanish-American War, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 6 Apr 1917 - World War I Veterans - Also known as the Great War, the United States declared war on Germany on 6 Apr 1917. The armistice with Germany was signed on 11 Nov 1918.
- 7 Dec 1941 - World War II Veterans - World War II began on 1 Sep 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. The United States joined the Allies after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941.
For more information, see World War II From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 25 Jun 1950 - Korean War Veterans - Korean War was fought 25 Jun 1950 to 27 Jul 1953.
For more information, see Korean War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 1961 - Vietnam War Veterans - The U.S. began sending troops to Vietnam in 1961 and ended its involvement in the war in 1973.
- 17 Jan 1991 - Operation Desert Storm - More information may be found at Gulf War, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom - More information may be found at Operation Enduring Freedom, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 19 Mar 2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom - 19 Mar 2003 to Sep 2010
- Jan 2006 - Operation Desert Shield - More information may be found at Operation Desert Shield (Iraq), From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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