13th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Crockett, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862 with
about 900 men. Some of its members were from Centerville, Crockett, Madisonville. In the
summer of 1862 it was dismounted and later assigned to O. Young's and Waul's Brigade in the
Trans-Mississippi Department. The unit participated in various conflicts in Louisiana and
Arkansas including the engagement at Jenkins' Ferry. It disbanded during the
late spring of 1865. The field officers were Colonels John H. Burnett and Anderson F. Crawford,
Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Beaty, and Major Elias T. Steale.