11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry

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Brief History

11th Cavalry Regiment was formed during the spring of 1864 using Perrin's Battalion State Cavalry as its nucleus. The unit in Ferguson's Brigade and saw action in Georgia. Later it was transferred to Starke's Brigade in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana and ended the war in Mississippi. The 11th was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel Robert O. Perrin, Lieutenant Colonel H.L. Muldrow, and Major Abner Reed. [1]

The 11th Mississippi Cavalry (Perrin’s), [formerly Perrin’s Battalion Cavalry (State Troops)], Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.

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.

COMPANIES COMPRISING THE 11TH MS CAVALRY:

Company A - Perrin’s Company (raised in Kemper & Neshoba Counties)
Company B - Thomas’ Company (raised in Noxubee County, and Alabama)
Company C - Buford’s Company (raised in Attala County)
Company D - Metts’ Company (raised in Noxubee & Winston Counties)
Company E - Gholson Guards (raised in Oktibbeha County)
Company F - Steele’s Company (raised in Kemper County)
Company G - Hargrove’s Company (raised in Lawrence County)
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers (raised in Chickasaw County)
Company I - Mississippi Cleansers, aka Barksdale Avengers (raised in Choctaw County)
Company K - Martin’s Company (raised in Monroe County)
Tallahatchie Guards Independent Cavalry (raised in Tallahatchie County)


COMPANIES COMPRISING PERRIN’S BATTALION:

Company A - Perrin’s Company (raised in Kemper & Neshoba Counties)
Company B - Choctaw Rangers (raised in Choctaw County)
Company C - Metts’ Company (raised in Noxubee & Winston Counties)
Company D - Perkins’ Company (raised in Leake, Noxubee, & Winston Counties)
Company E - Rayburn’s Company (raised in Newton County)
Company F - Montgomery’s Company (raised in Monroe & Oktibbeha Counties)
Company G - Thomas’ Company (raised in Noxubee County, and Alabama)
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers (raised in Chickasaw County)
Company I - Bookter’s Company (raised in Oktibbeha County)

OtherSources

  • 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)