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This group of volunteers was founded by Dr. Ashbel Smith and drilled on his Evergreen Plantation. They mustered into the Confederate forces on August 13, 1861. The muster rolls is available courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission. See also Bayland Guards Historical Marker Application and Bayland Guards Historical Marker Dedication Program.