9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry

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Brief History

9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in December, 1864 by consolidating the 17th Mississippi and 17th Tennessee Cavalry Battalions. It had many captured in the fight at Selma. Only a small number surrendered in May, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel Horace H. Miller, Lieutenant Colonel Abner C. Steede, and Major E.J. Sanders. [1]

The 9th Mississippi Cavalry (Miller’s) (formerly 17th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry, aka Steede’s Battalion Mounted Partisan Rangers, & aka the Lovell Rangers) 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.


Copanies Comprising the 9th Mississippi Cavalry:

Company A - (Steede’s Company) - raised in Jackson County

Company B - (Miller’s Company) - raised in Clarke County

Company C - (Mayers’ Company) - raised in Harrison County

Company D - (Stevens’ Company) - raised in Greene County and Perry County

Company E - (Chickasaw Mounted Guards) - raised in Chickasaw County

Company F - (Mann’s Company) - raised in Monroe County


Companies Comprising the 17th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry:

Company A - (Steede’s Company) - raised in Jackson County

Company B - (Poitevent’s Company) - raised in Hancock County

Company C - (Evans’ Rangers) - raised in Harrison County

Company D - (Miller’s Company) - raised in Clarke County

Company E - (Mayers’ Company) - raised in Harrison County

Company F - (Stevens’ Company) - raised in Greene County and Perry County

Company G - (Jenning’s Company) - raised in Jasper County

Other Sources

  • 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

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)