8th Texas Cavalry Terry’s Rangers

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Sculpture: Eduard Pérez
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 2
Scale: 1/16
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The 8th regiment of Texas cavalry owes its name to colonel Benjamin Terry that took the task of gathering and organizing a troop for serving at the Cavalry arm in Houston, Texas. First combat action of Terry’s Rangers happened on December 17th, 1861, at the Battle of Rowlett’s Station, near Woodsonville, Kentucky.

The regiment was part of Tennessee’s Army , under the orders of General Braxton Bragg, one of the most strict commanders of the conflict. They earned a battle-hardened reputation and took part in decisive combats, as the Battles of Shiloh, Fort Pillow, or Chattanooga, among many, until their last one on Bentonville in 1865.

For our version, we have incorporated diverse typical elements. The hat is the model know as “Beehive”, imported in big number from England. The number of units produced was very similar than the regulation kepi and many soldiers preferred them. The star in the brim of the hat represents the star of the Texas, the “Lone Star”, and was usually handmade with brass or tin.

At first, the uniform color was “medium gray” but, depending on the fabric availability they were also made in “butternut” tone. The arm color was red for Texan Cavalry and it was displayed on collar and cuffs. For our bust we chose the Richmond depot model III jacket.