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3rd Texas Cavalry Reenactors(936) 372-2881| email@example.com |
The 3rd Texas Cavalry Reenactors have grown over the years to three mounted companies and one dismounted company. Headquarters company is located primarily in the Houston area but has members in Hockley, Hempstead, Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe and Livingston. Company A is designated for our dis-mounted company and has troops from all over Texas. Company B is located in Oklahoma and Company C is located in California. We all share the same philosophy about Living History and re-enactment. Our primary focus is the accurate portrayal of the cavalry during the Civil War. We participate in battle re-enactments (see links below), drills, living history, classroom lectures, parades, encampments and much more.
Participating in events and drill, the 3rd Texas Cavalry enjoys the camaraderie of friendship and mutual respect that a “Gentleman’s Cavalier” would have enjoyed of the period. We encourage the development of character traits of moral courage, loyalty, honesty and camaraderie. The 3rd is as home fighting and encamped with the Union as it is with the Confederacy at Local, State and National events. Our goal is to accurately depict the life and times of the cavalry. Our encampments strive to be as accurate to history as possible with great attention to details. Safety and respect for ourselves and horses are paramount in our approach to drill and training. With the development of a standard operating procedure each new recruit is shown what is required and expected as the trooper begins to know and come to love this fascinating hobby. We strive to provide the atmosphere which encourages “family participation” and enjoyment.
Introduction to the 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment
If your not familiar with the 3rd Texas Cavalry Reenactors, or you are new to reenacting then read on. We are Civil War Living Historians (Reenactors) who portray cavalrymen and the camp life associated with the hobby. We include our Ladies and young folks. As such, we try to keep the history alive. You maybe asking yourself if you will fit in or concerned that you may not have the necessary skills. We are family and friends and invite you to learn more about us. When we re-enact, we not only portray the 3rd Texas Cavalry, but the 6th US Cavalry as well. We honor both sides for their bravery and are happy to portray such bravery and sacrifice of these two fighting units. We have fun and enjoy the hobby regardless of the side we are on during a particular re-enactment battle or event.
The Mounted Branch
Before you read any further let me put your fears at rest. We know that all of you are not accomplished horseman. We are also aware that many who want to join are new to re-enacting and know little about the cavalry. We all started out with few cavalry skills and it took time for all of us to learn how to become cavalrymen. We are cavalry first. By that, we mean that it matters little as to what side of the conflict that we fight on. We are just as happy as Union Cavalry as we are as Confederate Cavalry. We chose the name of the 3rd Texas Cavalry to represent “Texas” and from that prospective we could be called on to portray just about any cavalry unit. We want the event sponsors to know we are from Texas, the rest matters little. We are not concerned with the political causes or results that came from the conflict, now called the Civil War
Uniforms, Gear and Tack
You will see that there is a lengthy list (on our website) and almost looks overwhelming at first glance. Don’t let that bother you. Its not as bad as it appears and most of it has been separated by function even though it is acquired as one piece. We buy the complete Union gear and then add the Confederate hat and coat. The Confederate cavalry, by 1864, had captured the same and simply added their own coat and hat. This allows you to save money and participate in three different periods. The US Cavalry still had in use Civil War period tack and gear late into the 1870s. If you know that then you are set to do any cavalry impression from 1861 through about 1878 without having to buy anything else. Within the re-enacting community, this time span covers the majority of the events that we can participate in. Once the equipment is acquired, little else needed.
This hobby is both a learning process for you and one for your horse. It is also a team effort. In battle, the original cavalrymen trained, drilled and fought together as team. Individuality could get a trooper killed in battle. Each one of your fellow cavalrymen not only had assigned tasks, you depended on them to do their job and they depended on you to do yours. The 3rd Texas Cavalry depends on you and you on them in very much the same way today.
Want To Join Us? Contact:
Commanding Officer: Denny Hair
By land mail for more information
30446 Joseph Rd. Hockley, Texas 77447
Tel: (936) 372-2881; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org