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|Unidentified Alabama Confederate|
(Alabama Confederate Images)
|Pvt. Japhet Collins, Co. D, 12th Texas Cavalry|
(4th Texas Dragoons)
In September 1861 Japhet Collins enlisted
in the 4th Texas Dragoons near Waxahachie.
Collins is dressed in civilian clothing and
wears a military-style forage cap. Like the
other volunteers in his unit, he provided his
own horse and supplied his own weapons.
He is equipped with a British-made Bowie
knife and a Model 1851 Colt "Navy" revolver.
His wartime service was mainly spent in
Arkansas and Louisiana, and included
scouting, raiding and stalking draft dodgers.
Collins participated in numerous battles
and engagements in the Louisiana bayou
country. In February 1865 he returned to
Texas with his regiment. He was paroled
at Brenham in September 1865. -
Courtesy of Hallowed Grounds FB Page -
|Comapny D, 4th Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade in 1864, showing how some |
Trans-Mississippi Confederates looked about the time of the Red River Campaign.
This unit helped recapture Brownsville, Texas in July 1864.