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Dyer's Regimental History of the
   1st REGIMENT CAVALRY of Alabama

1st Alabama Calvary


  • Organized at Huntsville, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., October, 1862.
  • Attached to Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, January to March, 1863.
  • Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863.
  • 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1864.
  • Cavalry 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1864.
  • Headquarters 16th Army Corps to September, 1864.
  • Unattached 15th Army Corps to November, 1864.
  • Unattached 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to January, 1865.
  • 3rd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.
  • District Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1865.

Service


  • Duty in District of Corinth, Miss., till June, 1863.
    • Action at Cherokee Station, Ala., December 12, 1862.
    • Chewalla, Tenn., January 20, 1863.
    • Tuscumbia, Ala., February 22.
    • Bear Creek March 3.
    • Carroll County (Cos. "H" and "L") April 4.
    • Glendale April 14.
    • Dodge's Expedition to North Alabama April 15-May 8.
      • Barton's Station April 16-17.
      • Dickson, Great Bear Creek, Cherokee Station and Lundy's Lane April 17.
      • Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22.
      • Tuscumbia April 23.
      • Town Creek April 28.
    • Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., May 2-8.
      • King's Creek, near Tupelo, May 5.
    • Burnsville, Miss., June 11.
  • Ripley Aug. 3.
  • Vincent's Cross Roads and Bay Springs, Ala., October 26.
  • Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. November 3-5.
    • Colliersville, Tenn., November 3.
    • Moscow, Miss., November 4.
  • Camp Davies, Miss., November 22 (Detachment).
  • Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. against Lee's attack November 28-December 10.
    • Molino November 28.
    • Wolf River Bridge December 4.
  • Expedition toward Tuscumbia, Ala., December 9-24.
    • Jack's Creek December 24.
  • Expedition from Memphis to Wyatt's, Miss.,
    • February 6-18, 1864 (Detachment).
    • Coldwater Ferry February 8.
    • Near Senatobia February 8-9.
    • Wyatt's February 13.
  • Operations against Forrest, in West Tennessee and Kentucky, February 16-April 14.
  • Reconnoissance down Tennessee River to Triana April 12-16 (Detachment).
  • Decatur, Ala., April 17.
  • Atlanta Campaign May to September.
    • Movements on Dalton May 5-9.
    • Snake Creek Gap May 10-12.
    • Battle of Resaca May 13-15.
    • Rome Cross Roads May 16.
    • Battles about Dallas May 25-June 5.
    • Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
    • Nickajack Creek July 2-5.
    • Chattahoochee River July 6-17.
    • Cove Springs July 8.
    • Expedition to Centre, Ala., July 11-13.
    • Decatur July 19-22.
    • Battle of Atlanta July 22.
    • Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
    • Scout to Cedar Bluff, Ala., July 28-29.
    • Expedition from Rome to Jacksonville, Ala., August 11-15.
    • Buchanan August 15.
    • Coreysville August 20.
    • Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
    • Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.
  • Bolensville September 3.
  • Rome September 6.
  • Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road October 12-13.
  • March to the sea November 15-December 10.
    • Ball's Ferry, Oconee River, November 24-25.
    • Waynesboro November 27-29.
    • Briar Creek December 4.
    • Little Ogeechee River December 4.
    • Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
  • Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
    • River's Bridge, S.C., February 7.
    • Williston February 8.
    • Near White Post February 8.
    • Aiken February 11.
    • Gunther's Bridge February 14.
    • Rockingham, N. C., March 7.
    • Monroe's Cross Roads March 10.
    • Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16.
    • Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
    • Faisson's Depot March 30-31.
    • Roachland April 1.
    • Mt. Pleasant April 11.
    • Occupation of Raleigh April 13.
    • Bennett's House April 26.
    • Surrender of Johnston and his Army.
  • Ordered to Dept. of the Cumberland May.
  • Duty in District of Northern Alabama and at Huntsville, Ala., till October.
  • Mustered out October 20, 1865.
from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, vol. III, Regimental Histories by Frederick H. Dyer [1908]
Note:
HTML format added for clarity.--if you remove the format you have Dyer's original text [He didn't use complete sentences].

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