Songs Of The Civil War

Look Out Yankees Here They Come - Written By Rickey Gene Wright

This song is told from the viewpoint of a Yankee General who fought against this cavalry from East Texas. Rickey's own Civil War family roots was the inspiration for this song.

Rickey Gene Wright an Americana singer song-writer

Son of Eugene Jethro Wright

Grandson of Napoleon "Dow" Columbus Wright

Great Grandson of Isaac Edward Wright.

Isaac Edward Wright

Born May 3, 1836

Died January 20, 1873

Buried At: Ryans Chapel Cemetery Behind The Methodist Church in Burke Texas

Military Record: Pvt Co E Borders Regiment Texas Mounted Cavalry Confederate States of America

"Rev. Isaac Edward Wright was an early Methodist Minister, in some records listed as Isaac Edward Alexander Talley Wright.

Rev. Issac Edward Wright and Martha Ellen Henderson were married April 8, 1858, in Trinity County, Texas. Martha Ellen Henderson Wright stated on Civil War Pension application #4639 (approved) that she and Isaac were married in April, 1858 in Trinity Co, TX. Military Service Civil War: Pvt Isaac E. Wright, Company "E", Borders Calvary Regiment, CSA, (named after Colonel John Borders),[formerly Anderson's Regiment], as did his brother Rev. Christopher Columbus Wright. Christopher Wright later served under General Magruder in the Battle of Galveston. Their brother Rev. Robert Dickerson Wright served in the Confederate Army.

For joining the cavalry the men were required to to bring their own saddle, blanket, bridle, double barreled shotgun and Colt revolver. The Army supplied the horses. Texas had some difficulty getting Infantry recruits because everyone in Texas rode horses from childhood and they wanted to be in the mounted Cavalry. No one wanted to be a foot soldier. A Union General who fought against them said the Texas Cavalry "rode like Arabs, shot as great marksmen, and fought like the devil". The three Wright brothers lived to return home to their families.

Their sister Lydia "Liddie" Ann Wright married Thomas W. Henderson [called Tom] in June, 1861. Martha Ellen Henderson who married Isaac Edward Wright, and Thomas W. Henderson were sister and brother. The happy young couple Lydia Wright and Thomas Henderson welcomed their infant son Thomas W. Henderson on Mar 3, 1862, in Angelina County, TX.

The Civil War was raging, and Lydia's young husband Tom Henderson and his older brother John Henderson became original members of Trinity County, Texas Volunteers who mustered in on May 3, 1862 in Sumter. Pvt. Thomas W. Henderson Co M 1st Texas Volunteers Infantry Regiment, CSA, known as "Sumter Light Infantry". They fought in several battles, were part of Hood's Brigade in Virginia. Lydia was notified that Thomas Henderson died Sep 8, 1862, from chronic diarrhea, at Camp Lee Hospital, Richmond, Virgina. Pvt James Henderson was buried Sep 9, 1862, at rest with 18000 other Confederate soldiers in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia. Plot: Section A, Lot 85. No headstone. His brother Pvt. John Henderson died a few days after Thomas. His burial record has never been found. Possibly he is at rest near his brother Thomas. Richmond was near Petersburg, Virginia, where the Siege of Petersburg took place for nine months, and battles were fought from Richmond - Petersburg continually during 1864 & 1865, when the war finally ended after the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia."


See also "Frank & Jesse James" written by Rickey Gene Wright for more Songs Of The Civil War

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