1st TEXAS HEAVY ARTILLERY REGIMENT
Mustered in at Galveston 13 Sep 61 as 3rd
Texas Heavy Artillery Battalion
(with 3 companies, increased to 6 by 1862). Increased to a regiment
28 Apr 62.
Surrendered 2 Jun 65.
Co B (Labuzon's Battery;
Wier's Texas Heavy Art.) Org. 7 Dec 61 in Galveston.
(186?/19) Oliver DAHLE
B: [Oliver Dahle] ab. 1830-35 in Norway. Enlisted at Galveston
22 May 62 for the war.
Detached on a shell bank at Sabine River Nov-Dec 62, on board
steamer Josiah H. Bell (Galveston
bay) Jan - Feb `63, on board steamer Diana
8th Oct - ca. Dec `63 (tender for gunboat in Galveston bay).
On extra duty in engineering department Jan - Feb (?) 64. Detailed
as Harbour Police 27 Dec 64 - spring
65. Paroled at Galveston 7 Jul 65 (parole no. 849).
D: ? (alive 1880) SEE APPENDIX 'D'
Co B (Labuzon's Battery; Wier's Texas Heavy
Art.) Org. 7 Dec 61 in Galveston.
(185?/3) Benjamin DOLSON
Transferred from Co F, 26th Texas Cavalry Regiment 7 (16?)
Jul `62. Detached at shell bank on Sabine River Nov - Dec `62.
Absent on furlough 10th Apr - 5th May 63. Detailed on steamer
Diana in Galveston bay 8th Oct
- ca. Dec `63, on despatch boat at Galveston 25th Mar `64 -
spring `65. Paroled at Galveston 28 Jun 65 (parole no. 419).
D: 1917, Galveston, Texas.
Co D (Mason's Battery, Nichols' Battery)
Org. 3 Oct 61, in Nov 64 became 15th Texas Field Battery
(1850/17) Ole A ANDERSON
- Private / 1st Sergeant
B: Ole Andersen Sundet 7 Dec 1826, Åmli, Norway. Name appears
on Aug `64 Regimental Return. Remarks:
"Sick in Houston since Aug. 29/1864." Our Parents,
undated typescript by Mrs. O. T. Nystel (1855-1937, daughter
of Ole Anderson): "When the Civil War came, father was
called. He was in the service two years and mother at home with
four children." Family History of Ole Anderson and Berget
Tergerson, as compiled from Bible and other Authorized History
by J. P. Nystel, grandson of this couple (dated 28 Jan 1965):
"Ole Anderson served in the Confederate Army, enlisted
as a Private in Cook's [regiment] in Henderson County, Texas,
and served two years until captured by the Northern forces,
kept a prisoner until the end of the Civil War, and was then
sent home. He attained the rank of a Master Sergeant in Cook's
D: 2 May 1914, Bosque county, Texas (Norse).
Co E (Von Harten's Battery, McMahon's Battery)
Org. 4 Oct 61, in Nov 1864 became 2d Texas Field
(186?/15) Ole Christian
TELLEFSON - Private
B: Ole Christian Tellefsen 5 Nov 1836, Kristiansand, Norway.
According to biographical sketch in History of Texas together
with a Biographical History of Houston and Galveston (Chicago
1895), he first served (1861) in the Confederate
Ordnance Department, then joined Von
Harten's battery of Cook's Regiment of Heavy Artillery.
With this unit he took part in the recapture of Galveston 1st
Jan `63, and was subsequently transferred to
the Texas Marine Department.
Co G (Houston Artillery, Manly's Battery,
Whittaker's Battery) Org. 12 Dec 61 in Houston.
E. OLSEN - Private
B: Alexander E. Olsen ca 1842 in Norway. Service record not
yet acquired. D: ?
GOOD's - DOUGLAS' TEXAS BATTERY
(Dallas Light Artillery - 1st Texas Artillery)
Mustered in 13 Jun 61 at Dallas. Surrendered 4 May 65.
(1853/49) Peter N SPAUNBURGH
B: Peder Nielsen Spangberg 27th Jul 1822, Stange, Norway. Enlisted
at Dallas 13th Jun `61 for 12 months.
Sick in camp Sep 61. Left sick (wounded?) at Barboursville,
Kentucky, 29th Aug `62, to be captured
by the Federals.
Died there 3rd Sep `62.
MECHLING's - HALDEMAN's TEXAS BATTERY
(Van Dorn Light Artillery - 4th Texas Field
Mustered in 1 Jul 61. Officially designated 4th
TEXAS FIELD BATTERY 19 Nov 64. Surrendered 2 Jun
Tom ALBERTSON - Private
Transferred from Co G, 11th Texas Infantry
Regiment 22 May 63. Absent on detached service at Taylor
Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana, 28 May 63 - ? (throughout
the war?). D: 3 Jul 1893, Tyler, Texas.
O. G. JONES' TEXAS BATTERY
(Dixie Grays - Cook's Battery -
Fontaine's Battery - 3rd Texas Field Battery)
Mustered in 25th Jun `61 at Harrisburg,TX
29th Jun `61 - 28th Apr `62:- Co A,
3rd Texas Heavy Artillery Battalion
28th Apr `62 - 28th Feb `63:- (1st)
Co A, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery Regiment.
From June 1863 to 19th Nov `64 the battery was assigned to
7th Texas Artillery Battalion (Maj.
S. T. Fontaine) as Co A.
Officially designated 3rd TEXAS FIELD
BATTERY 19th Nov 64.
Surrendered 2 Jun 65.
(185?/26) Lars LARSON
B: ca. 1833 in Norway. Enlisted at Harrisburg 25th Jun 61 for
Detailed as boatman in Galveston
bay 1st Oct `61 - 10th Feb `62. In hospital, Houston, Texas,
20th - 25th Feb `63. In hospital, Columbus, Texas, 16th Aug
`64 - ? Deserted 5th Jan `65 from Brownsville, Texas (went to
New Orleans, probably via Matamoros, Mexico). Paroled Jun `65,
Galveston, Texas. D: ?
SEE APPENDIX 'A'