7th Cavalry Regiment, about 1,000 strong, was organized at Victoria, Texas, during the summer
of 1861. Many of the men were from San Antonio and Palestine, and Angelina County. After
serving in the Army of New Mexico, 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.