11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment

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11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment
Active 1863–1865
Disbanded May 1865
Country  Confederate States
Allegiance  Mississippi
Branch  Confederate States Army
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment
Part of Ferguson's Brigade
Nickname(s) "Perrin's regiment"
Facings Yellow
Engagements

American Civil War

Commanders
Commanding officers

The 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment (also known as "Perrin's regiment") was a cavalry formation in the Western Theater of the American Civil War commanded by Col. Robert O. Perrin, from 1863 to March 1865, when he resigned, and Lieut. Col. Henry L. Muldrow, until it was disbanded in May 1865.

History[edit]

The regiment was organized and mustered into Confederate service on October 6, 1863, in North and Middle Mississippi from new and existing companies of mounted men as Perrin's Battalion of Mississippi Cavalry. It was expanded, reorganized, and redesignated on December 23, 1863, as Perrin's Regiment of Mississippi Cavalry. Perrin's regiment was redesignated on March 20, 1865, as the 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, it was disbanded in May 1865.[1][2]

Regimental order of battle[edit]

Units of Perrin's regiment included:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H[3]
  • Company I (Barksdale Avengers)
  • Company K[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rowland, Dunbar (1978) [1st pub. Mississippi Department of Archives and History:1908]. Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898. Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company. pp. 422–424, 538. ISBN 978-0-87152-266-5. LCCN 78-2454. OCLC 3706088. OL 8348111M. 
  2. ^ Estes, Claud (1912). List of Field Officers, Regiments and Battalions in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865. Macon, Georgia: J. W. Burke Company. p. 32. LCCN 26020215. OCLC 1728286. OL 6694735M – via Internet Archive. 
  3. ^ Lipscomb, Dr. W. L. (1909). Young, Mrs. Georgia P., ed. A History of Columbus, Mississippi, During the 19th Century. Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Dispatch Printing Co. p. 163. LCCN 16025391. OCLC 1738745. OL 6592630M – via Internet Archive. 

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