1st MS Cavalry, Co. E
Col. Wirt Adams
Originally called First Mississippi Cavalry. Wood's Regiment after the promotion of Adams.
The Name of the Regiment
Those not accustomed to reading about regiments in Confederate service will be challenged by the lack of system by which they were named. Some regiments were assigned numbers, e.g., "Third Alabama Cavalry" for a state unit, or "First Confederate Infantry" for a Confederate unit. Often, these regiments are also alternately referred to by the names of their commanders, e.g. "Jones' Cavalry" or "Smith's Infantry."
Colonel - Wirt Adams, promoted
Brigadier-General Sept 25, 1863
Organized for the war on Oct 15, 1861.
Battles: Woodbury (detachment) October
Listed below are the surnames of men enlisted in Co. E, Wood's Regiment of Confederate Cavalry (CSA). Wirt Adams was its first commander, then Robert C. Wood. This list of surnames was donated by Tom Neely. If you have additional questions, you may email him. If you have additional information to add, please email me.Anderson
BrownBryan, Henry S. Lost his leg in one of the battles -Marsha Bryant
BunchCarl, William Howard buried in West Bend, Al -Donnie Smith
Dobbs, Jesse Jarvis buried in Dobbs-Bowles Cemetery in Choctaw Co., MS, entered as private and paroled as private after the surrender -- Linda G. HayesDouglass
HarrellHenderson, Ellis Co. E, 1ST State Troops, Mississippi Infantry, Enlisted Aug 18, 1864, Macon, MS [Submitted by F. C. Henderson]
Johnson, Elijah Jefferson- buried in Pilgrimís Rest Baptist Church cemetery, located on Highway 315 , Panola, Co. MS , six miles South of Highway 6.Jones
KnightLanier, John M.
McKinzieMcVey, Virgil Smith
QuinnRasberry, Francis M.-Enlisted in Tibbee MS on 11/18/1861 for 1 year by LT Bookter. Entered and paroled as a private. -- Linda G. Hayes
Williams, William J. enlisted and paroled as a private, -- Linda G. HayesWilson
Rowland, Military History of
Mississippi, 1803-1898, Brandon, 1908