35th (Likens') Cavalry Regiment was organized in October, 1863, by consolidating Likens' and
Burns' Texas Cavalry Battalions. Many of themen were from Jefferson, Hopkins, Upshur, and
Smith counties. The unit served in H. Bee's and Bagby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department,
and participated in various conflicts in Louisiana including the engagements at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Early in 1865 it moved
to Beaumont, Texas, and remained there until the end of the war. The regiment was included in
the surrender in June. Its commanders were Colonel James B. Likens, Lieutenant Colonel James
R. Burns, and Major William A. Wortham.