7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
7th Cavalry Regiment (also called 1st Partisan Rangers) was organized during the early summer of 1862. Surrendered on May 4,1865. The field officers were Colonels William C. Falkner and Samuel M. Hyams, Jr., Lieutenant Colonels L.B. Hovis and James M. Park, and Majors W.L. Davis and William N. Stansell.
A brief history and regiment roster can be found on the 1st Mississippi Partisan Rangers / 7th Mississippi Cavalry Internet site.
The 1st Regiment, Mississippi Partisan Rangers (Falkner’s) aka 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.
An additional history, timeline and company list is on the Mississippi 1st Cavalry Regiment (Partisan Rangers)(aka 7th Cavalry Regiment) page of the American Civil War Internet site.
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.
An alphabetical Regiment Roster, arranged by company, is found on the 1st Mississippi Partisan Rangers / 7th Mississippi Cavalry Internet site.
Company A - (Forrest Cavalry, aka Ford’s Company) - raised in Tippah County
Company B - (Hovis’ Company) - raised in Tippah County
Company C - (Green’s Company) - raised in Tippah County
Company D - (Holcomb’s Company) - raised in Tippah County
Company E - (Buncomb’s Fighting Cocks, aka Rogers’ Company) - raised in Tippah County
Company H - (Wheeler’s Company aka Polk’s/Park’s Company comprised of Companies D and E, 15th TN Cavalry) - raised in Tippah County
Company K - (Capt. Gambill’s Company) - county of origin unclear
Company L - (Garrett’s Company) - raised in Tippah County
- 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.
- 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
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)