3rd Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Ashcraft's)

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Brief History

Ashcraft's Cavalry Regiment was organized in May, 1864, with eight companies. It was formed by consolidating the 2nd and 3rd Battalions State Cavalry. Surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Thomas C. Ashcraft, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Harris, and Major E.L. Hawkins.

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 - Davis’ Company (raised in Itawamba County) [also called Co. B]
Company B - Fears’ Company (raised in Pontotoc County) [also called Co. C]
Company C - Patton’s Company (raised in Pontotoc County) [also called Co. E]
Company D - Kohlheim’s Company (raised in Itawamba County) [also called Co. F]
Company E - Story’s Company (raised in Itawamba County) [also called Co. A]
Company F - Hankins’ Company (raised in Itawamba County) [also called Co. D]

Source Material

Reference links to CWSS, DUNBAR & GRADY (Dixie)

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.

  • 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).