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1st MS Cavalry, Co. E

"Wood's Regiment"

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."
† † †Still other regiments, such as Adams' (later Wood's) Cavalry had no numerical names, but are solely referred to by their commanders' names.
† † †An added complexity with Adams' Cavalry is that for a short time, until 21 December 1861, it bore the name "First Mississippi Cavalry." On that date, its name was officially changed to "Adams' Cavalry." †It kept this name until November, 1863, when, upon the elevation of Robert C. Wood as commander, its official name became "Wood's Mississippi Cavalry," though it was often still informally called by its earlier name, "Adams' Cavalry." After the 1861 name change, the name "First Mississippi Cavalry" was given to an entirely separate unit. 
                                                    
Patrick T. Dolan

Colonel - Wirt Adams, promoted Brigadier-General Sept 25, 1863
Lieutenant Colonels - Robert C. Wood, Jr., Thomas Lewers, Stephen B. Cleaveland
Majors - James Hagan (transferred to Alabama Artillery), Isaac F Harrison, Thomas Lewers, Stephen B. Cleaveland A. Muldrow
Captain of Company E-  A. Muldrow

Organized for the war on Oct 15, 1861. 

Battles: Woodbury (detachment) October 29, 1861
Morgantown (detachment) October 31, 1861
Scout in the vicinity of Russellville (detachment) April 8, 1862
Reconnaissance from Shiloh Battlefield (detachment) April 8, 1862
Corinth Campaign - April - June 1862
Iuka - September 19, 1862
Corinth - October 3-4, 1862
Central Mississippi Campaign (October 1862- January 1863)
Grierson's Raid - April 17 - May 2, 1863
Union Church (skirmish-three companies) April 28, 1863
Vicksburg Campaign - May - July 1863
Raymond - May 12, 1863
Big Black River Bridge (detachment) May 17, 1863
Yazoo River - May 23-31, 1863
Jones Plantation, near Birdsong Ferry- June 22, 1863
Meridian Campaign - Feb - March 1864
Concord Church - December 1, 1864
Wilson's Raid - March - April, 1865

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

Archibald

Beasley

Bell

Billington

Bookter

Brower

Brown

Bryan, Henry S.   Lost his leg in one of the battles  -Marsha Bryant

Bunch

Carl, William Howard   buried in West Bend, Al  -Donnie Smith

Carothers

Caruthers

Cassady

Cavanah

Chandler

Clower

Colman

Connell

Cooper

Copeland

Cromwell

Curry

Davis

Delorme

Deshazo

Dixon

Dobbs, Jesse Jarvis buried in Dobbs-Bowles Cemetery in Choctaw Co., MS, entered as private and paroled as private after the surrender -- Linda G. Hayes

Douglass

Ellis

Embry

Ennis

Erwin

Farmer

Fulgham

Fulghen

Gibson

Gilbert

Gill

Gillespie

Gilson

Glenn

Grant

Green

Greene

Harrell

Henderson, Ellis   Co. E, 1ST State Troops, Mississippi Infantry, Enlisted Aug 18, 1864, Macon, MS [Submitted by F. C. Henderson]

Henry

Herron

Hilgers

Hogan

Hood

Hughes

Isbell

Jacob

James

Jenkins

Johnson, Elijah Jefferson-  buried in Pilgrimís Rest Baptist Church cemetery, located on Highway 315 , Panola, Co. MS , six miles South of Highway 6. 

Jones

Joyner

Kelly

Key

King

Knight

Lanier, John M.

Lampkin

Leverett

Lewis

Lightfoot

Logan

Lykes

Lyons

Maberry

Mackey

Makamson

Mansfield

Marquis

Martin

Matkins

May

May

McClellan

McDowell

McKenzie

McKinzie

McVey, Virgil Smith     buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Choctaw Co., MS, entered as private and paroled as corporal after the surrender -- Linda G. Hayes

Miers

Mitchell

Mohon

Montgomery

Mooring

Mooty

Morgan

Moss

Muldrow

Nash

Nichols

Oliver

Owen

Owens

Passons

Pearson

Pernell

Perry

Puller

Quinn

Quinn

Rasberry, 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

Robertson

Russell

Sawyer

Saxon

Smith

Sprouse

Stark

Strong

Sturdevant

Sugg

Teague

Tharp

Thomas

Thompson

Toombs

Valentine

Vinson

Ward

Watson

White

Williams, William J.    enlisted and paroled as a private, -- Linda G. Hayes

Wilson

Woodruff

Wooten

Yeager

Rowland, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, Brandon, 1908
Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies - Mississippi

 


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