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Terry’s Texas Rangers

rangers1This Civil War unit, part of Wheeler’s Cavalry, plays a role in “Knoxville 1863.”

Terry’s Texas Rangers

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The equestrian memorial to Terry’s Texas Rangers on the south lawn of the Capitol. They weren’t actually Texas Rangers, but a Confederate unit with the Army of the Tennessee whose troopers wore the lone star on their slouch hats–also known as the Eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment. One of the troopers was George W. Littlefield, who became prominent after the war as a rancher, banker and benefactor of the University of Texas.