6th Texas Cavalry Battalion
|Gould's Battalion was organized in May 1862 at Porter Springs, Houston County, Texas by Robert S. Gould of Leon County. The men in Gould’s Battalion were from Houston, Leon, Madison and Trinity counties. This battalion numbered about 525 men and was first attached to the 13th Texas Cavalry, but became an independent battalion. Afterwards, it was placed in General Horace Randal's, 2nd Brigade, Walker's Division. On November 12, 1864, Major Gould was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and Captain William Viser was promoted to Major. Major Brannan died in October
of 1866 from wounds suffered at Battle of Mansfield. and is buried in the
Viser Cemetery in Midway, Madison County, Texas. Gould’s battalion participated in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana Names of the Officers of Gould's Battalion were Colonel Robert S. Gould, Surgeon W.E. Saunders, Quartermaster Henry D. Patrick, Adjutant Thomas Carson Brannan, Captain P.I. Holly of Company A, Captain William W. Veser of Company B, Captain James McClean of Company C, Captain Thomas J. Thorn of Company D and Captain A.G. Rogers of Company E.
Officers of Gould's Battalion
Texans in the Civil War