Documentaries - Col. Peter C. Woods: Country Doctor, Cavalry Officer, Public Servant

This is the story of Peter C. Woods, who came to San Marcos in 1851, started a cotton plantation and decided to form the 32nd Texas Volunteer Cavalry, C.S.A. during the American Civil War. He was a physician who survived the war and lived the rest of his life as a country doctor and helped develop San Marcos and Hays County. The only memorial located directly on the [Hays County] Courthouse grounds was erected in his honor in 1907.

This documentary is based on interviews with members of the Woods family, Dorothy Woods Schwartz, Clear Springs and Limestones Ledges, Janice Woods Windle, True Women and Hill Country, and historian Dr. Donald S. Frazier, Thunder Across the Swamp, along with the only published information on the 32nd Texas Cavalry and their participation in the Red River Campaign of 1864, The Dead Men Wore Boots by Laurence A. Duaine.

Re-enactors were used to create the life of Col. Woods and his wife, Georgia, the Civil War battles of Blair's Landing and Yellow Bayou in Louisiana, and the 32nd Cavalry attack on Union gunboats on the Red River.