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Rebel Hords, Confederate Veterans of the War for Southern Independence

1st National
Name (as listed in source) Unit Information Notes
Hord, A.P. 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Dortch's)
Hord, A.P. 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Hord, A.P. 11th (Spaight's) Bn.Vol. Co.B Texas
Hord, Abdellar S. 56th North Carolina Infantry Co.F
Hord, Andrew J. 19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry Co. K
Hord, B.H. Virginia Loc.Def. Jordan's Co.
Hord, Benjamin H. 27th Arkansas Infantry Co.F
Hord, Benjamin H. 1st Virginia Infantry Co.G
Hord, Benjamin M.C. Arkansas 1st (Dobbin's) Cav. Co.B Sgt. See detailed biography.
Hord, Daniel C. 19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, David A. 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, E. 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's)
Hord, E. 14th Texas Field Battery.
Hord, E.L. Alabama General & Staff Major, Quartermaster See detailed biography.
Hord, Ed. 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's Brigade) Grant's Co. Sgt.
Hord, Edward 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry Co. H
Hord, Edward 5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Mounted
Hord, Edward B. 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's)
Hord, Eldridge Nixon's Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Consolidated) Co. I Brother of Ben M.?
Hord, Ewell 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Mounted Co. D
Hord, F.P. 2nd Regt. Texas Cavalry St. Troops Co.F
Hord, Francis M. 38th North Carolina Inf. Co.I Cpl.
Hord, Francis Triplett 10th Regiment Arkansas Lt. Unit info from 3. See detailed biography.
Hord, Frazier Missouri Cav. Snider's Bn. Co.B Brother of Tandy and Martin
Hord, Frazier Missouri State Guard (Militia)
Hord, Fred R. (Hoard) 2nd Tennessee Calvary Co E Black. Listed in 4. See detailed biography.
Hord, George 29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, George 3rd Arkansas Unit info from 3. See detailed biography.
Hord, H.E. 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Mounted See detailed biography.
Hord, Hammibal 4th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Branner's)
Hord, Hanibal 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's)
Hord, J.E. 12th Texas Infantry Co.A
Hord, J.R. 14th Texas Field Btty. Sgt.
Hord, J.T. 5th Alabama Infantry New Co.H
Hord, J.T. 2nd Arlansas Vol. Co.B
Hord, J.T. Missouri Cavalry Williams' Regt. Co.C 3rd Lt.
Hord, Jackson 60th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Crawford's)
Hord, James Waul's Texas Legion Co.B
Hord, James A. 11th Arkansas Cavalry Co.A
Hord, James W. 11th Virginia Infantry Co.H Capt.
Hord, John 60th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Crawford's)
Hord, John H. 12th Mississippi Cavalry Co.A
Hord, John J. 8th Texas Infantry Co.E See detailed biography.
Hord, John J. 19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, John K. 19th Louisiana Infantry Co.F
Hord, Jos. T. Missouri Dismtd.Cav. Lawther's Temporary Regt. Co.E
Hord, Martin Missouri Cavalry Snider's Bn. Co.B Brother of Frazier and Tandy
Hord, Maury 18th Texas Cavalry Co.F
Hord, O.C. 19th Alabama Infantry Co.G
Hord, O.H.S. Georgia Infantry 25th Bn. (Prov.Guard) Co.D
Hord, Oscar C. 40th Alabama Infantry Co.C
Hord, R.J. 1st Texas Field Btty.
Hord, R.R. 44th North Carolina Calvary, Captain Mentioned in 1 See detailed biography.
Hord, Richard 31st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Misc.)
Hord, S.B. 11th Texas (Spaight's) Bn.Vol. Co.B
Hord, T.A. Texas Arty. Douglas' Co. Sgt. Mentioned under Hord in 6.
Hord, T.J. 56th North Carolina Inf. Co.F
Hord, T.W. 2nd Georgia St.Line Co.E
Hord, Tandy Missouri Cav. Snider's Bn. Co.B (Brother of Frazier and Martin)
Hord, W.C. 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Hord, W.E. 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Hord, W.H. Georgia Infantry 40th Bn. Co.D
Hord, W.H. Texas Artillery (St.Troops) Good's Co. (See Hord, William H. at the Handbook of TX)
Hord, W.H.L. 23rd Virginia Cav. Co.G 2nd Lt.
Hord, W.S. 22nd Texas Infantry Co.I
Hord, W.W. 23rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, William NS 3rd Conf.Eng.Troops Co.D
Hord, William 12th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Day's)
Hord, William 29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Hord, William 39th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Hord, William E. 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's)
Hord, William F. 1st Virginia Infantry Co.G
Hord, William H. Mississippi Cavalry Jeff Davis Legion Co.D
Hord, William J. 1st Texas (Yager's) Cav. Co.B
  1. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
  2. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Listing of the Park Service
  3. Genealogy of the Hord Family by Rev. Arnold Hord
  4. CSA Pension Records
  5. Ken Jones' Confederate Regiments Page
  6. Handbook of Texas Online, Search for Hord
  7. If you can trace your ancestry to one of these, then you may be interested in a membership with either the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) or the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). I am a member of the Missouri Division of the SCV.
  8. If you are interested in the border war of Missouri and Kansas, you might want to look into the William Clarke Quantrill Society.

My memberships.

Detailed Biographies

If you can provide similar detail or corrections for any of these veterans, please forward the information for inclusion here.

Benjamin McCulloch (M.C.) Hord

Served as a Sgt in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry (Dobbin's), Company B. This cousin of General Benjamin McCullough (CSA) first joined also served in a 1st North Carolina Volunteers and later in Walker's Cavalry Brigade. He enlisted in LaGrange and was taken prisoner at Trenton or at the fall of Little Rock. He was released in a prisoner exchange in January 1865 and returned home. Genealogical line: (son of Thomas, William, Mordecai, John).

Edward Livingston (E. L.) Hord

Major, General Staff officer. He was first a Quartermaster in Gen. Archibald Gracie's Brigade and was officially commended in a report from that regiment commander during the Chickamauga campaign for "being constatntly at his post, performing his onerous duties." On 20 September 1864 he was transferred to Elliot's Brigade. He also served on the staff of General John C. Breckenridge.

The following is from the History of Audrain County (Missouri) in 1884: Major E. Livingston Hord, proprietor of the Hotel DeFerris, Mexico. Major Hord, well known in north-east Missouri, and generally by the traveling public, as one of the most popular accommodating landlords in this section of the State, comes of that generous and chivalrous State, Kentucky, where hospitality is second nature, if indeed, not first nature, to all who are reared within its borders. Major Hord is one of those genial, whole-souled men, calculated not only on this account to be a successful hotel proprietor, but furthermore, because he is a good businessman, full of energy and enterprise, and makes everything move and stir about him. He rests the reputation of his house not alone on his personal popularity, but he strives to make his hotel desirable to guests by giving them first-class accommodations, both bed and board. And thus it is, that the Hotel DeFerris, under his management, has become one of th emost popular hostelries in this section of the State. His rooms are all neatly furnished, immaculately clean and comfortable, and his table is such as to gladden the heart of an epicure and make the man of stalwart appetite smile with delight. Major Hord, as has been said, is a native of the Blue Grass State, born in Mason county, March 18, 1834. His parents, being a family of well-to-do circumstances, were able to give him good school advantages. In addition to instruction in the common and intermediate schools, he attended Bethany College, in West Virginia. In 1853 Mr. Hord came to Missouri and settled in Lafayette county. There he was engaged in farming until a short time before the war. Returning then to Kentucky, he engaged in the commission business of Covington, which he followed with success until the outbreak of hostilities in 1861. A Southern man by birth and education and by sympathies and interests, as well as believing that the South was right in the issues between the two sections, he volunteered in the Confederate army, and was made a staff officer, with the rank of major. Subsequently he was in the quartermaster's department of the Army of the Tennessee, where he continued until 1862. He was then with Gen. Lee until the surrender. After the war Major Hord came to Missouri and in 1868 located in Callaway county, where he resided until March, 1882-then moving to Mexico, Audrain county. Major Hord is a man of more than ordinary abilities and is well educated, besides being possessed of a large fund of general information by reading; and he is therefore an entertaining conversationalist and a most aggreable companion. He takes an intelligent interest in public affairs, and wields a marked influence on the opinions of those around him. He was a very prominent member of the Grange, and was lecturer for that organization, conceded to be the best on in his district. In 1855 Major Hord was married to Miss Mary D. Gorham, of Kentucky. They have one child, Ella. While a resident of Lafayette county, this State, Major Hord held the office of district county assessor, and has been since 1855 a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. His father, Lewis Hord, died at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1837, and his mother in Callaway county, in 1880.

Genealogical line: (son of Lewis, Elias, Jesse, Thomas, John).

Francis Triplett Hord with his grandson, Forrest Hord
Photo, Francis Triplett and Forrest Hord

Francis (Frank) Triplett Hord

According to Rev. Hord (3), Frank was a Lt. in the 10th Arkansas Regiment. He saw action at Shlloh and helped in the capture of the gun-boat "Indianola" and was present for a time at the siege of Vicksburg. He was captured on 9 July 1863, taken to Johnson's Island and then to Fort Delaware. He was probably paroled and most likely rejoined a new 10th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment that appears to have been primarily a spy unit.

According to family legend and participation in Missouri reunions indicate involvement with the Missouri Partisans under the command of Captain William "Bloody Bill" Anderson.

Registered as a participant in the Confederate Reunion in Lexington, Missouri (1911).

Genealogical line: (son of Thornton, Elias, Jesse, Thomas, John). Brother of George.

Frederick Richard (Dick) Hord (Hoard)

From Sheila Johnston's History of Hawkins County, Tennessee

Frederick Richard (Dick) Hord was born and raised in Hawkins County, Tennessee. There are many things to be said about this man. First, he was an African-American man. He was also a slave and served as a cook in the Confederate army, making him one of only a few who received a Confederate pension from Hawkins County.

Dick, as he was called, was born on September 29,1844. He was the son of Thomas and Frances Hord. In the 1860 Hawkins County, Tennessee, census, Thomas was listed as being age 56; Frances was 42; their children listed as William 18, Richard 15, Eldridge 10, Lucy 9, Martha 8, Amber 7, Cynthia 6, Alfred 1.

He grew up into slavery around the New Canton area of Hawkins County. He was only seventeen years old when he went with his master John Ellis, who had enlisted in the summer of 1861, into service with the 2nd Cavalry. Hord says he joined in 1862, so it must have been at the time when the 2nd was fighting near the Clinch River and close enough for Ellis to visit at home. It may have been at this time that he took Dick back with him to be their cook. There were many men in Ashby's Cavalry from the Surgoinsville and Church Hill area.

Dick applied for a "Colored Man's Pension" in June 1921 at age seventy-seven. He was listed as being in the 2nd Tennessee (Ashby's) Cavalry Regiment, Company E. He stated that he went with the army in July of 1862, and stating that his master was John Ellis serving with Col Ashby and Capt. William Smith. In 1921 at the time of his application, his estate was valued at $6.00. His assessed acreage of of nineteen acres was valued at $500.00. His wife was listed as being deceased.

This application was turned down stating that Dick was not a soldier, but the servant of a soldier, and therefore not pensionable. Then again in September 1921, another letter from the pension board stating that Dick was "a Negro and Tennessee does not pension Negroes, and therefore, he could not get a pension".

Dick again wrote to them: "In the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in the latter part of the year 1862, my Captain William Smith was captured and my master John Ellis wounded. We retreated to Post Oak and my master John Ellis sent me home and later my Captain was exchanged and come by home to take me back to the army and learned that my master John Ellis was dead - told me I need not go. So I remained at home".

A. S. Lyons, of Surgoinsville, also wrote a letter of recommendation for Dick. He stated that the statement made by Dick was true and that he had known him more than fifty years and lived within one half mile of him all the time. He stated that Dick was a hard working, honest man who was now was unable to do his work and that he was worthy of his pension.

Then in December of 1921, Dick's son Frederick wrote to the board asking why his father was "not able to receive a pension as a servant and cook when a bill was passed last January granting pensions to Negro cooks and servants". In April 1922, he had to prove that he worked without pay for the family after he went home from the war. This proof came in the way of an affidavit from Charley Loyd and Eliza Hart stating they had known Dick for sixty years and knew this fact to be true. Finally his pension was approved.

Dick married Mary E. Price on March 4, 1873 by J. D. Denney in Hawkins County. She was the daughter of a white man, Will and Caroline Price. According to the death record #184, Mary died in 1917 at age 70. They are buried at Lyons Chapel Church Cemetery near Church Hill. Their children were John, Wiley, Mary E., Anna, Rachel, Cynthia, Frances, George, Nelson, Sarah E., Jessie Lee and Professor Frederick Douglass Hord (who was a WWI Army Veteran serving in Germany and a graduate of Swift Memorial Junior College at Rogersville).

Dick Hord had many grandchildren he would have been proud of: business men - master's degree, aircraft worker, computer analyst, etc. Many of his descendants live in Hawkins County today.

(There was another listed from Hawkins County who applied for a Tennessee Colored Pension for CSA service - Pete Amy, who claimed service with the Supply Train - Hoke's Division, which application was accepted. Also, Joseph Jennings of Graiger County, with the 12 Tennessee Calvary whose application was accepted.)

Pension Record #62; Hawkins County Census Records 1860 #31-163, 1880 District #7, 260A #251-251; Hawkins County Death Records; TN Colored Pension Applications for CSA Service; telephone conversations with family members; Book by Clara S. Reber, CHURCH HILL, TENNESSEE AREA HISTORY 1754-1976.

George Hord

According to Rev. Hord (3), Enlisted in the 1st Regiment of Lt.-Col Ringo's Missouri Brigade and the 3rd Regiment of Col Harmer McRoy's Arkansas Brigade. He was taken prisoner at Little Rock on 10 September 1863 and was taken to St. Louis, MO. Genealogical line: (son of Thornton, Elias, Jesse, Thomas, John).

Brother of Fancis Triplett

Henry Ewell (H.E.) Hord

His parents died when he was 5 years old and he left to live with Judge Stiles. Henry left this account of his war service: "I left the house of Judge Stiles to join the Confederate army when the war commenced; joined the 3rd Kentucy Regiment, Company D, which was one of the regiments that composed the celebrated 'Orphan Brigade.' I was only fifteen years old at that time, and heard my first minnie-ball whiz at Shiloh, where I saw General Albert Sydney Johnston shot. I was in all the battles in which that brigade participated. Just before General Van Dorn made the fight at Corinth, Mississippi, we were taken out of the 'Orphan Brigade.' After Corinth we were in the Mississippi Department until the last year of the war, General A. Buford commanding the brigade. Then we were mounted and turned over to General N.B. Forrest. I was in all the battles under Forrest except that at Fort Pillow, where I was unable to participate, on account of a broken arm received at Paducah. Again, I was knocked down b the concussion of a shell at Tupelo, Mississippi, and could not hear my gun go off for months, though I managed to go into battle. We acted rear-guard to General Hood in his Nashville trip. Our command surrendered at Selma, Alabama, after General Lee. Only two men in Company D, out of one hundred and fifty names on our roll-call, still survived. One of the two names was that of Henry Ewell Hord." Genealgical line: (son of Richard Foote Hord).

John James Hord

Enlisted July 1861 in the Texas Militia under Comm. Off. R. H. Belvin but later transferred to the regular CSA. He was the son of Thomas Hord, veteran of the War of 1812, and Winifred Bronaugh. He was born in Christian County, Kentucky, 6 Nov 1831 married 5 Jul 1853 to Cornelia Julia Lander. Shortly after their marriage they left Kentucky, lived for a short while in Illinois, and finally moved to Goliad County, Texas, in 1857. Her brother Isaac Newton Lander served in the same outfit with John James Hord but was killed during the war. John James Hord was wounded during the war and caught a fever from which he never recovered. He died in 1875 in Goliad County, Texas. Genealogical line: (son of Thomas, Rhodin, Thomas, John).

R. R. Hord

Captain, 44th North Carolina Cavalry. Mentioned in a report from Col. Godwin concerning his leadership at Hanover Junction.

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