Benjamin Franklin Goss
|Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Goss
Birth Date: 1830
Spouse: Helen Martha Nevills
Benjamin Franklin Goss was born in1830 in North Georgia (Habersham or
White County) and died Dec 16,1884. Benjamin along with his father, mother,
and siblings moved from Georgia to Texas stopping briefly in Alabama. The
family arrived in Titus Co. Texas sometime between 1850 and 1858. On May 18,
1865 shortly after the war between the states ended he married Helen Martha
Nevills from Alabama. Ben is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant TX
along with his wife Martha and many descendents.
10th Cavalry Regiment was organized with about 900 men during the late summer of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in the towns of Quitman and Tyler, and the counties of Upshur, Rusk, and Cherokee. For the first few months it served in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, then was dismounted after crossing the Mississippi River. After fighting at Richmond, the unit was assigned to General Ector's Brigade in the Army of Tennessee. It participated in numerous battles from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and aided in the defense of Mobile. This regiment totaled 565 effectives during the spring of 1862 and lost thirty-four percent of the 350 engaged at Murfreesboro. Very few surrendered on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James M. Barton and W.D. Craig, and Majors Wiley B. Ector and Hulum D. E. Redwine.