Higher Headquarters During the War
The 6thTexas Cavalry Regiment was ordered to Fort Smith,  Arkansas, in  late
November 1861. It was assigned west of the Mississippi until the spring  of
1862. After that time it was to be assigned east of the Mississippi for the  rest
of the war. This a list of headquarters to which it was assigned.
 Garrison, Ft Smith, Arkansas& #
 Dec. 21, 1861
 Department of
Arkansas
 First Brigade, Provisional Forces
 Jan. 1, 1861
 Western  
Arkansas
 First Brigade, McCulloch's Division
 Jan. 31, 1861
Department of Arkansas
 Cavalry Brigade, First Division
 Mar. 17, 1862
 Army of the
West
 Third Brigade, Jones Division
 Apr. 29, 1862
 Army of the
West
 Phifer's Brigade, Maurys Division
 Oct. 1, 1862
 Army of the
West
 Whitfield's Brigade, Van Dorn's
 Dec. 5, 1862
 Division, Department of
Mississippi
 And East
Louisiana
 Third Brigade, Cavalry Corps
&# Jan. 20, 1863
 Department of
Mississippi
 And East
Louisiana
Second Brigade, Second Division
 July, 2 1863
Cavalry Corps, Department of
Mississippi and East Louisiana
Second Brigade, Jackson's Division
   Sep. 4, 1863
Cavalry Corps, Department of
Mississippi and East Louisiana
Ross'  Brigade, Jackson's Division
 Dec. 24, 1863
Cavalry Corps, Department of
Mississippi and East Louisiana
Second Brigade, Jackson's Division
 Jan. 20, 1864
Cavalry Corps, Department of Alabama
Mississippi and East Louisiana
Ross'  Brigade, Jackson's Division
 May 20, 1864
Army of Tennessee
Ross'  Brigade, Jackson's Cavalry
 Dec. 30, 1864
Division, Cavalry Corps, Department of
Mississippi and East Louisiana