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Other Holmes Countians who served in the Cavalry


Ambrose, John, Lt. Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav. Malone, L. Co. B, 4th Miss Cav
Beall, B.S. 2nd Miss Cav. Malone, W.M. Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav.
Capt. T.J. Kyle Co.F, 3rd Miss Cav. Pitchford, A. Sim's Miss Cav.
Cunningham, J.B. Co. E, 1st Miss Cav Smith, ? ? Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav.
Gibson, C.J. Co. E, 1st Miss Cav. Stevens, Thos., Lt. Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav.
Falls, Wm, Sgt. Co. F, 3rd Miss. Cav. Tate, T.J. Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav.
Houghston, John Co. K, 1st Miss Cav. Toombs, C.M. 1st Miss Cav.
Johnson, Samuel C., Lt.  Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav. Watson, J.R. Sim's Miss. Cav.
Kelly, L.J. Co. K, 1st Miss Cav. - -
Lusk, R.A., Sgt. Co. F, 3rd Miss Cav. - -
Co. F organized in Lexington and it is beleived that most of the company were Holmes Countians, but no company roster has been found. The 3rd regiment formed part of the Minute Men who were organized in the Spring of 1862. These companies enlisted for a period of six months, but Capt. Kyle's company remained in service for the duration of the war. In September of 1863 the regiment is listed as one of those who participated in the defense of Vicksburg. As part of the 3rd regiment under Col. McGuirk, the company served in General Gholson's Brigade, which often operated under the command of General Forrest. It was one of the units that chased General Sooy Smith back to Memphis after the Battle of Bryce's Crossroads. Co. F, along with the remainder of the regiment became part of the Confederate Provisional Army on 1 May 1864. The 1st Miss. Cav. Regiment was also known as Wirt Adam's Regiment. 


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Holmes Countians who served as Scouts


Aiken, Wm. Harvey's Land, Alfred Harvey's
Bates, Wm. C. Harvey's Land, Thomas B., Lt. Harvey's
Boling, George Harvey's Long, Albert Joe Lee's
Boling, Thos. Harvey's Mayo, B.A. Blake's
DeLoach, C.O. Cobb's (Forrest) Morrow, John Harvey's
DeLoach, John W. Cobb's (Forrest) Parker, Winston Texas
Field, Harry Harvey's Pettus, Wm. Joe Lee's
Field, Scott Harvey's Sample, A.D. Harvey's
Field, Thos. Harvey's Sample, D.C. Blake's
Foster, Albert Blake's Tucker, Wm. Harvey's
Foster, Tho. Blake's Upshaw, Wm. Blake's
Harvey, I.S. Harvey's - -
 
Cobb's Scouts were one of the four companies of scouts which operated under the direct command of General N.B. Forrest. Scouts in Forrest's command are generally regarded as the most reliable and able of any in the Confederate Army. Their intelligence work was so good that when Forrest stormed through Memphis in that famous raid that he knew precisely at which houses and hotels that the federal officers were living. Their work enabled Forrest to move his entire army through the middle of occuppied territory on several occassion without being detected by the Yankees.

Harvey's Scouts were organized as a detachment of men taken from Wood's and Starke's regiments of Wirt Adams' Cavalry. It became an independent company of scouts under Gen. W.H. Jackson on 1 June 1864 at Cave Springs, Georgia. Captain Addison Harvey of Canton who was related to the Harvey family of Richland commanded the company. This probably accounts for the large number of Holmes Countains in the organization. Exceptionally daring, and superbly led, this band of forty scouts harassed Sherman from Jackson to Meridan in July- Aug. 1863. During this campaign General S.D. Lee commended the group for killing and capturing four times their own number. The only part of the Confederate Cavalry that remained around Meridan while Sherman torched the town, Harvey and his scouts killed or captured 130 men, and captured two wagon and 47 horses. Lt. Thomas Land, Wm. C. Bates, Thomas Field, Alfred Land, John Morrow, and William Tucker of Holmes County were among those killed.


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Holmes Countians who served in other Mississippi Infantry Units


Barbour, Joseph Co. G, 15th Miss Regt.,(Grenada Rifles).
Birdwell, John Co. ?, 30th Miss Regt.
Blair, Sloan Co. F, 14th Miss Regt.
Chatham, Cicero Co. E, 15th Miss Regt.,(McClung Rifles, Carroll County) 
Chatham, R.B. Co. E, 15th Miss Regt.(McClung Rifles, Carroll County)
Crosa, John Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Satartia Rifles)
Crosa, John Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Sarartaia Rifles
Gage, J.S. Co. A, 11th Miss Regt.(University Grey's)
Griffin, B.F. Co. A, 11th Miss Regt.(University Grey's)
Hampton, B.G. Co. A, 30th Miss Regt.
Hannsford, J.T. Co. B, 17th Miss Regt.(Mississippi Rangers)
Harris, W.R. Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Satartia Rifles)
Harrison, Robert Co. I, 13th Miss Regt.
Hearn, N.D. Co. I, 3rd Miss Regt.(Sharpe's Co., Yazoo County)
Hines, H.H. Co. A, 30th Miss Regt.
Irish, John Co. A, 15th Miss Regt.(Long Creek Rifles, Attala County)
Irish, William Co. A, 15th Miss Regt.(Long Creek Rifles, Attala County)
Jordan, Isham Co. A, 30th Miss Regt.
Kelly, R.C. Co. I, 13th Miss Regt.
Kelly, William Co. I, 13th Miss Regt.
Lipsey, R.C. Co. A, 11th Miss Regt.(University Grey's)
Lunsford, W.W. Co. I, 3rd Miss Regt.(Sharpe's Co., Yazoo County)
McLean, G.A. Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Satartia Rifles)
McLean, Walton Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Satartia Rifles)
Meek, George W. Co. A, 15th Miss Regt.(Long Creek Rifles, Attala County)
Nalls, Thomas Co. A, 30th Miss Regt.
Pettus, J.T. Co. A, 14th Miss Regt.
Scungers, James A. Co. I, 3rd Miss Regt.(Sharpe's Co., Yazoo County)
Simmons, James Co.?, 30th Miss Regt.
Smith, C.W. Co. B, 17th Miss Regt.(Mississippi Rangers)
Stanley, E.P. Co. I, 13th Miss Regt.
Turner, James M. Co. I, 15th Miss Regt. (Choctaw Rangers)
Wade, W.W. Co. I, 12th Miss Regt.(Satartia Rifles)
Watson, B.D Co. F. 14th Miss Regt.
White, R.B. Co. B, 15th Miss Regt.(Winona Stars)
Wilkes, Henry. Co. F. 14th Miss Regt.
Wilkes, William H. Co. I, 14th Miss Regt., (Monroe Volunteers)
Wynn, H.H. Co. B, 15th Miss Regt.(Winona Stars)
Young, W.L. Co. A, 11th Miss Regt.(University Grey's)

 

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Miscellaneous Assignments


Allen, H.S. Hospital Service: A.T. McKee, Billy Barksdale's Staff
Cole, Geo. W.  Va. Signal Service Mead, Jas. T. A.N.V
Courts, Richard A.N.V. Page, L.R. Judge Advocate: Va.
Cowsert, J.J. Dixie Works Pepper, Capt. D.G. Co. I, 39th Miss. Regt.
Cross, J.R. Stanford's Batt., A.T. Phillips, Dr. G.C. 22nd Miss. Surgeon
Drennan, W.A., Lt. Featherston's Staff Robertson, George A.N.V.
Eggleston, J.R., Lt. C.S.S. Merrimac Sanders, D.W.,Maj. French's Staff
Franks, Richmond A.N.V. Stephens, John A.N.V.
Harrington, Dr. I.F. 29th Miss. Surgeon Treadwell, Dr. B.W. 5th Cal. Surgeon
Jones, R.K.  31st Va. Art. Staff Walton, Dr. T.A. Ga. Regt. Surgeon
Long, Jas. A. Co. L: Withers Art. Walton, Wyatt. W. 8th Va. Regt.
McAfee, E.M., Lt. Featherston's Staff West, A.M., Brig.Gen Quartermaster, State Troops
McCain, Dr. J.S.  A.T., Surgeon West, J.M. Quartermaster Dept
A.N.V. -- Army of Northern Virginia: A.T. -- Army of Tennessee


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Other Veterans of the Confederate Army: Units Not Known


Anderson, Thad. Donaldson, J.D. Jordan, F.A. -
Austin, Wesley Donaldson, Polk Leatherwood, ? ? Siddon, James
Boaz, Samuel F. Donaldson, R.B. Maddox, Wm. E. Siddon, Ruben
Boaz, W.F. Donaldson, W.A. Madison, Wm. Simmons,Jim
Bolton, John Dudley, James Mahoney, James Smith, Wm.
Brantley, Jack Fonville, John Jr. Malone, Fayette Stainback, E.B.
Brantley, Jonathan Forbus, ? ? Martin, Ike Sr. Stroud, Luther
Bridges, Henry Garnett, Milton - Thompson, Sam M.
Bridges, Warren Garnett, Robert Jr. Meller, M. Thompson, Victor
Brown, H.C.F. Garvin, Jas Mims, Thomas Tyler, Wiley
Brown, Wallace Gibson, Henry Moore, Ben Wesley, Nance
Bunch, J.H. Gowen, James H. Munson, H.C. Whitehead, Lonnie
Butterworth, John Green, James Patterson, Lem Wilkes, H.C.
Cartwright, Mack Hines, Lorin Perkins, Monroe Wilkes, Joe
Christopher, ?? Hubbard, Jas Polk, Alphonso Wilkes, John
Collins, John G. Huff, M.V.B. Polk, Ephraim Wilkes, Richard
DeLoach, Wm. Hughes, John Porter, Jas. Williams, Joseph
Dent, Mack Hunter, Robert Rasberry, Thomas Young, W.D.
Dent, Wm. Jackson, Joseph Roberts, George -
Donaldson, A.J. Jones, Wm. Roberts, Houston -

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Lomax's Battery, Light Artillery


Capt. T.J. Lomax Brister, Zack Jr. Ellis, Edwin Morehead, James
Autry, Hamilton Brister, Zack Sr. Jordan, Robert Siddon, S.J.
Brister, Drew Craig, W.J. Lomax, James M. Weatherby, Geo.
Composed of old men and young boys from Attala, Holmes, and Madison counties.


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Company B, 1st Battalion Mississippi Reserve Corps


Boatwright, H.S. Herring, J.K. Porter, A.A. Stroud, Luther
Harvey, Powell Maddox, Wm. Porter, B.F. -
Herndon, Wm. McDowell, A.J. Roberts, Brit. -
Composed of old men and young boys from Holmes, Madison, and Yazoo counties.


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Holmes Countians who served as Field Officers


Colonel Joshua T. McBee 28th Miss. Cavalry Regimental Commander.
Colonel James M. Stigler 1st Miss. Sharpshooter Battalion Commander, and 3rd Inf. Regt. (Consoladated.)Commander.
Lt. Colonel H.J. Reid 22nd Miss. Inf. Regt.
Lt. Colonel Walter L. Keirn 38th Miss. Inf. Regt., severely wounded at Harrisburg and discharged.
Major Jefferson L. Wofford 1st Miss. Regt. Lt. Artillery, Chief of Artillery at Vicksburg of Baldwin's Brigade, Field Officer of Artillery in Gen. S.D. Lee's Cavalry Corps, Commander of Artillery at Mobile and Fort Blakeley. 
Major Charles L. Johnson 28th Miss. Cavalry Regt. (entered war as private)
Major Thomas P. Nelson last regimental commander of the 4th Inf. Regt.

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Staff Officers


Barksdale,Capt. W.R., AIG French's Division. Sanders, Maj. D.W., AAG, French's Division 
Drennan,Lt. W.A., Ordiance Officer, Featherstone's Brigade Wade, Capt. J.W., Commissary, 15th Miss. Regt.
Eggleston, Lt. J.R., Aide to Admiral Buchanan, CSN West, Brig. General A.M., Staff, State forces.
Hays,Capt. James, Featherstone' Brigade. West, J.R., Quartermaster Department.
Hoskin, Capt. T.E., Quartermaster, 38th Miss Regt.
Surgeons
Jones, Lt. R.K., Adjutant, 31st Regt. Virginia Artillery Harrington, Dr. I.F., Surgeon, 29th Miss. Inf. Regt.
McAfee, Lt. E.M., Aide, Featherstone's Brigade McCain, Dr. J.S., Surgeon, Army of Tennessee
McKee, Billy , Barksdale's "Mississippian" Brigade Phillips, Dr. G. C., Surgeon, 22nd Miss. Inf. Regt.
Page, L.R. Judge Advocate, Richmond, Va. Treadwell, Dr. B.W., Surgeon, 5th Miss. Cavalry.
- Walton, Dr. T.A., Surgeon, Ga. Regt.
 

 

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