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My name is Bob Sanders and I've been interested in the Houston Light Guard
since starting doing genealogy research.
My Great Grandfather was William Albert Childress who served in the Houston
Light Guard. Information I received from the Texas State Archives about him
was form he had to fill out in 1900 describing his service. He joined the
Houston Light Guard as a private, 1st. Sergeant, and Business Manager. He was
still a member of the unit in 1900. In 1888 he was Colonel of the 1St.
Regiment of which the Light Guard was Company B.
He stated he was involved with the Light Guard in 1890 in Columbia in an
action. I have not found out what that could have been.
He also was involved in action in Houston in 1880 with the unit. The actions
the unit were involved with in 1880 was crowd control at a hanging and
another time with a strike in Houston in 1880.
I do have a copy of a picture of the Commander of the Houston Light Guard in
1876 and the 1st. and 2nd Lts. which I can forward to anybody who wishes to
see the units uniform.
In the future I will be posting more information about the unit itself.