4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry

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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.

The 4th 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 - Terrall [Terrell] Dragoons (raised in Copiah County, MS, "and other places")
Company B - Copiah Horse Guards (raised in Copiah County, MS)
Company C - Magruder’s Partisan Rangers (raised in Claiborne County, MS)
Company D - McLean’s Company (raised in Claiborne County, MS)
Company E - Ramsey’s Company (raised in Copiah County, MS)
Company F - Mississippi Scouts, aka McLaurin’s Company, & aka McCowan’s Company (raised in Rankin County, MS)
Company G - McKissack’s Company (raised in Marshall County, MS)
Company H - Whitney’s Company (raised in Jefferson County, MS) Company I - Stockdale Rangers (raised in Amite, Franklin, Pike, & Wilkinson Counties, MS)
Company K - Bowles’ Company, aka McEwen’s Company (raised in Lafayette & Marshall Counties, MS)

Source Material

  • 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).