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Brief History

The 15th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, early in 1864 by consolidating the five-company 3rd Florida Cavalry Battalion and five Alabama independent cavalry companies. It served in Quarles', Reynold's, Page's, I. W. Patton's, Liddell's, R. McCulloch's, and H. Maury's command. The regiment remained in the Mobile and Pensacola area, then moved to Louisiana where it fought at Tunica. Returning to Mobile it guarded the approaches to the city. A detachment was captured in the fight at Claiborne on April 17, 1865, and the remaining force at Demopolis on April 30. Colonel Henry Maury, Lieutenant Colonel T. J. Myers, and Major Robert H. Partridge were its field officers.t[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Confederate Regular Troops 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.
  • Confederate Regular Troops in the Civil War describes many Confederate sources 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.
  • Green, Arthur E. Southern boots and saddles : the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A, First regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry, 1863-1865. (Westminster, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2005), FHL book 973 M2ga.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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