3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1863 as the 3rd Mississippi State Cavalry . It was mustered into Confederate service in April, 1864. Some of the men were recruited in Calhoun and Grenada counties. It surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonel John McGuirk, Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Barksdale, and Major Thomas W. Webb.
- The 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry 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.
Company A - Kyle’s Company (raised in Holmes & Madison Counties)
Company B - Griffin’s Company (raised in Itawamba County)
Company C - Logan’s Company (raised in Lafayette County)
Company D - Gwartney’s Company (raised in Lafayette County)
Company E - Richmond’s Company (raised in Marshall & Yalobusha Counties)
Company F - Kennedy’s Company (raised in Yalobusha County)
Company G - Daniel’s Company (raised in Tippah County)
Company H - Kilgore Rangers (raised in Lafayette County)
Company I - Webb’s Rangers (raised in Lafayette County)
Company K - Barksdale’s Rangers (raised in Yalobusha County)
- 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).