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Red's Company was organized
under the act of Congress which authorized Partisan Rangers in early 1862.
This company probably represents the reorganization of the orginal independent
Cavalry company (Rebel Troop) which was captained by R. L. Adams. These
units met raiding parties, defending the country, and attending to their
crops in times of quiet. They were armed, provisioned, and paid by the
Confederate government, but not enlisted in the Confederate Provisional
Army. This company was under Gen. John Adams' command at Yazoo City in
June of 1863. Red's company particpated in the defense of Vicksburg in
1863 and afterwards. On 20 September 1863 the company enlisted in the Confederate
Army. In February 1864 it served under Forrest in the battles of Sakatouchee
Creek and Okolona. Initially the company was in the 12th Regiment under
Colonel Pillow, but shortly there after became part of the 16th under Colonel
Charles G. Armistead. Saw service in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and
Georgia. Surrendered at Meridan in 1865.
Troop -Independent Cavalry
K., 3rd Lt.
||Green, W. H.
|Brown, R. J.
||Holly, S. L.
||Land, Wm. A.
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E, 16th Mississippi Cavalry
|Capt. Sam Red
|Lt. S.A. Pickens
|Lt. W.A. Pope
|Lt. J.A. Kimbro
|Sgt. Wm. Joyce