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Bourland's Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Border Regiment)CSA Flag
Company C
Rufus Perry McClendon
- Private
Rufus was born in 1844 in Flyn's Lick, Jackson County, Tennessee. In 1860 the census finds him at 14 years old in Beat 1, Fannin County, Texas, the Post Office is at Bonham. He enlisted 1 July 1863 at the age of 17 in Co. C. Colonel James Bourland's Regiment Texas Cavalry. [Border Guards] The Regiment was organized during the Spring of 1863 and served in the Trans Mississippi Dept. for the purpose of guarding the Northern Border of Texas. It confronted Federals in Indian Territory and Texas. On 1 Jan 1865 it reported 4 Officers and 564 men fit for duty. It surrendered June 1865. He has 3 cards in his archival file. One of the CMR's authorizes Rufas leave to go to his home. He died in 1911 in Choctaw Co. Texas. He was my 3rd cousin 3 x removed.
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Date Added: 4/11/2024

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