Regimental histories are one of my favorite Civil War genres, and this explains in part why I selected the 28th Texas Cavalry as my dissertation topic. Many years ago, one of my favorite columns was Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.’s The War In Words that appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated. His column often featured regimental histories, and I learned much about Civil War books and their authors from reading his informative pieces.
Civil War veterans penned the first wave of regimental histories soon after the conflict ended, and some of the best in this first group were written about trans-Mississippi units. I have included a listing below of some of these early trans-Mississippi regimentals listed in the order that they were published, but please be aware that some of these have been reprinted more than once. The information in brackets are the major campaigns that the unit was involved in, and, as you will see several of these units ended up campaigning east of the
Sperry, A. F. History Of The 33d
Tunnard, W. H. A Southern Record. The History Of The Third Regiment
Sprague, Homer B. History Of The 13th Infantry Regiment Of
Blessington, Joseph P. The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Division.