1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
[Also know as Lindsay's/Pinson's]
1st Cavalry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1862. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Carroll, De Soto, Tishomingo, Itawamba, Quitman, Noxubee, Bolivar, and Pontotoc. The 1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's) became a part of this unit. Surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel R.A. Pinson, Lieutenant Colonel F.A. Montgomery, and Majors John S. Simmons and E.G. Wheeler. 
- The 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.
- Another history is found on The American Civil War Internet site.
Regiment Companies with the County of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - (Carroll Rangers) - raised in Carroll County
Company B - (Thompson Cavalry) - raised in Lafayette County
Company C - (Panola Cavalry) - raised in Panola County
Company F - (Darden Rangers, also the Noxubee Troopers) - raised in Noxubee County
Company G - (Noxubee Cavalry Company)- raised in Noxubee County
Company H - (Bolivar Troop) - raised in Bolivar County
Company I - (Pontotoc Dragoons) - raised in Pontotoc County
Company K - (Pontotoc Dragoons No. 2) - raised in Pontotoc County
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Bowman, T. H. (Thorton Hardie). Reminiscences of an ex-Confederate soldier, or, Forty years on crutches. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082487
- Claiborne, J. F. H (John Francis Hamtramck). A sketch of Harvey's Scouts, formerly of Jackson's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082488
- Houck, E. C. Reminiscences in the early sixties : from the lives of three brothers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082486
- 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
- Montgomery, Frank A. (Frank Alexander). Reminiscences of a Mississippian in peace and war. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082489
- 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[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)