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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves was also known as 1st Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Reserves (Denis'). It was commanded by Colonel Jules C. Denis, Lieutenant-Colonel D. W. Metts, and Major J. F. Meston. [1]

Regiment Companies with the County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - (Reynold’s Company) - raised in Clarke County and Lauderdale County

Company B - (Nixon’s Company) - raised in Jasper County, Jones County, and Smith County

Company C - (Lampley’s Company) - raised in Kemper County

Company D - (Hunter’s Company) - raised in Newton County

Company E - (Hall’s Company) - raised in Leake County

Company F - (Shipp’s Company) - raised in Attala County and Carroll County

Company G - (Coyle’s Company) - raised in Carroll County

Company H - (McGriff’s Company) - raised in Clarke County and Wayne County

Company I - (Perkins’ Company) - raised in Lowndes County

Company K - (Davis’ Company) - raised in Choctaw County

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Bowman, T. H. (Thorton Hardie). Reminiscences of an ex-Confederate soldier, or, Forty years on crutches. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082487.
  • Howell, H. Grady. For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998), FHL book 976.2 M2
  • Rowland, Dunbar. Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908. (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company), FHL book 976.2 H2

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)

 

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