20th Texas Infantry

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20th Regiment Texas Volunteer Infantry
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Country  Confederate States of America
Allegiance  Texas
Branch  Confederate States Army
Role Infantry Home Guard
Nickname(s) Elmore's Regiment
Engagements Battle of Galveston
Colonel Henry M. Elmore, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard A. Abercrombie, Major Robert E. Bell.

The 20th Regiment Texas Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.


The Twentieth Texas Infantry was composed mainly of middle-aged men and commanded by Colonel Henry M. Elmore. It was part of the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, also known as the Third Corps under General John B. Magruder. Their main purpose was to guard the Sabine River and to protect the city of Galveston, Texas. They saw little action until the Battle of Galveston in January 1863, in which they served with distinction, for which their action were commended by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

On May 26, 1865, at New Orleans, the 20th Texas Infantry was surrendered to Federal forces as part of General Edmund Kirby Smith's Confederate Department of Trans Mississippi, with Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, acting in Smiths name.

History, 20th Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment [1]

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  • The Civil War Archive
  • [www.cdl.library.cornell.edu War of the Rebellion, The Official records]
  • [www.confederateflags.com Flags of the Confederacy]
  • [www.crwflags.com Historical Texas Flags]
  • [www.civilwaralbum.com Confederate military History of Texas]
  • [www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.com Texas During the Civil War]
  • [www.lewrockwell.com Grand Old Flag?]