Camp Life 3rd Texas Cavalry Style
3rd Texas has had several drills and camps at Brushy Creek
Ranch. In January of 1988 we hosted a camp life reenactment
that was unique in our hobby. What we did was practice on
our living history impressions and work toward improving those
areas that tend to look less than authentic. What took place
was a great weekend with family and friends. One of the high
lights was several of our local Native American friends, known
to the outside world as Indians, participated with us. Our
friendship with them and they with us made for a reenactment
that won't soon be forgotten. Joining in with us was the 11th
Texas Cavalry (mounted) commanded by Capt. Mike Sabota. Additionally,
we had the 11th Texas Cavalry (dismounted) commanded by Captain
Craig White. We had several of our civilian reenactors and
together, we had a most enjoyable time. We put this up on
our web site to share it with anyone who was interested and
as an educational tool for schools and schoalors. We have
included several images and some real Native American dialect
in the hopes to invite you to share a portion of the weekend
through this web site.
Enter into Indian Territory and make contact with the local
Native Americans and settlers. Establish a an understanding
and attempt to establish a treaty and a recruitment drive
for the Confederacy. Establish a coalition and work toward
the establishment of either a brigade, or legion.
of the 3rd Texas Cavalry found itself in Indian territory
in early 1862. We camp near a small stream called Brushy Creek
and were soon joined by elements of the 11th Texas Cavalry.
Several of the settlers in the area joined us and together
we enjoyed meals and talked of the up coming campaigns. There
was agreement to join forces against the common foe and a
peace pipe was passed in honor of the occasion.
were meet by representatives of the Lakota, Mohawk, and Comanchie
Nations. The 3rd Texas Cavalry Regimental Bugler, Reg/Sgt.
Darrel MacAlexander was sent a head to negotiate with Red
Eagle of the Lakotas as he spoke the language.