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Brief History

4th Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Battalion] was organized during the fall of 1862 by consolidating Hughes' and Stockdale's Mississippi Cavalry Battalions. Surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Its commanders were Colonel C.C. Wilbourn, Lieutenant Colonels Cornelius McLaurin and Thomas R. Stockdale, and Major James M. Norman. [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 - (Terrall [Terrell] Dragoons) - raised in Copiah County, "and other places"

Company B - (Copiah Horse Guards) - raised in Copiah County

Company C - (Magruder’s Partisan Rangers) - raised in Claiborne County

Company D - (McLean’s Company) - raised in Claiborne County

Company E - (Ramsey’s Company) - raised in Copiah County

Company F - (Mississippi Scouts, aka McLaurin’s Company, & aka McCowan’s Company) - raised in Rankin County

Company G - (McKissack’s Company) - raised in Marshall County

Company H - (Whitney’s Company) - raised in Jefferson County

Company I - (Stockdale Rangers) - raised in Amite County, Franklin County, Pike County & Wilkinson County

Company K - (Bowles’ Company, aka McEwen’s Company) - raised in Lafayette County & Marshall 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.
  • 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).

  • 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).

References

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

 

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