Private J.T. Worley

By Kent Worley

Private J.T. Worley answered the call of the South when the trumpet sounded.

His battalion was formed September, 1862, using Gano’s Texas Cavalry Battalion as it’s nucleus. The unit skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky, the fought with J.H. Morgan.

Most of its men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19, and the rest at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. Colonel Richard M. Gano, Lieutenant J.M. Huffman, and Major Theophilus Steele were in command.