Confederate or Union?

Yes. Both.

Because we portray the historic 3rd Texas Cavalry from East Texas, we almost always camp and fight as Confederates. We fly the Texas and Confederate flags and portray soldiers who were trying to defend their East Texas homeland from the invasion of Yankees. However, like most of our reenacting friends, we own both Confederate and Yankee outfits. For the sake of ensuring a successful reenactment event, we are happy to "galvanize" by dressing in blue and portraying our Union brothers when needed. It makes no difference to us. Our purpose is not to promote one over the other but to honor all soldiers past and present who have bravely defended their homes, families, and freedoms.

3rd Texas rides as Union

The 3rd Texas Cavalry portraying Union soldiers at Liendo 2008.

 

The 3rd Texas Cavalry portraying Union soldiers at Liendo 2008.