28th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late spring of 1862 by Colonel H. Randal. It
was formed with about 1,000 men and twelve companies, but one company was transferred to the
19th Texas Infantry Regiment in mid-1864. Some of its members were from Fairfield and Shelby
Counties. The unit was soon dismounted and assigned to Polignac's, Randal's, and Maclay's
Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was active in various conflicts in Louisiana and
Arkansas. It saw some hard fighting at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, then fought at Jenkins' Ferry. The 28th disbanded
prior to the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Eli H. Baxter and Horace
Randal, Lieutenant Colonel Henry G. Hall, and Major Patrick Henry.