|Colonel Edward Clark organized the 14th Texas Infantry in April 1862. On June 12, 1862, General orders No. 5, ordered the regiment to Little Rock, Arkansas and report to the Commander of the army, west of the Mississippi River. Captain McNight's Company L of the 18th Texas Infantry was transferred to the 14th Regiment Texas Infantry sometime prior to October 31, 1862, and became (1st) Company K On November 10, 1863. Clark's 14th Texas Infantry, under General Horace Randal's Brigade, was directed to organize the troops in the Districts of Western Louisiana and in the Indian Territory. In March through May 1864, the 14th Texas Infantry participated in the Red River Campaign and the Camden Expedition. On March 14, 1864, the Federals landed at Simsport and captured Fort De Russy. Prisoners captured by Brigadier General A.J. Smith's command in the Red River Campaign included 3 officers and 19 enlisted men from the 14th Texas Infantry. On April 8, 1864, the Battle of Mansfield occurred, a confederate victory with a cost of approximately 1,500 confederate casualties. On April 9, 1864 the Battle of Pleasant Hill was fought in which Taylor's attack was repulsed with heavy loss. General John G. Walker was wounded and there were an estimated 2,000 confederate casualties. After being mauled at Marks’ Mills and Poison Spring, Maj. General Fred Steele’s forces retreated. On April 29, the Union forces reached Jenkins’ Ferry and began crossing the Saline River. Rebel forces arrived on the 30th and attacked repeatedly. April 30, 1864 the Battle of Jenkin's Ferry had begun. The confederate loss was estimated at 443. On October 10, 1864, the 14th Texas Infantry Regiment is mentioned in a memorandum to Adjutant and Inspector General's office that the regiments raised in the States West of the Mississippi River are now serving in the region East of the Mississippi River. The 14th Texas Infantry was surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans - Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.
Officers of the 14th Texas Infantry
Captain, Sam J. Lyle
Texans in the Civil War