Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 8th Cavalry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 8th Cavalry Regiment

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The Alabama 8th (Hatch's) Cavalry Regiment was organized at Newbern, Alabama, in April, 1864, by adding one company to the nine of Hatch's Battalion that had entered Confederate service the previous winter. The men were form Sumter, Dallas, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Marengo, Choctaw, and Fayette counties. It joined General Pillow at Blue Mountain, then was assigned to C. G. Armistead's Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The 8th moved into north Georgia and was engaged in the desperate encounter at Lafayette, with a loss of 30 killed and wounded and about 75 prisoners. Shortly after, the Eighth fought at Rome, losing about 20 men killed and wounded. It was ordered to west Florida soon after, and was in front of Steele as he moved on Pollard. In December, on receiving news of a Federal expedition from Pensacola to Pollard, Ala., Colonel Armistead moved his brigade to Bluff Springs, a march of 150 miles in fifty-four hours, and pursued the expedition on its return, December 16-17, General McKean, commanding at Pensacola, reported that "considerable severe fighting took place at all the streams from the Little Escambia to Pine Barren Creek." Colonel Robinson, commanding the expedition, was severely wounded, and in his troops 17 killed and 64 wounded. The 8th surrendered at Gainesville, Florida in late May, 1865. COMPANIES OF THE AL 8th CAVALRY REGIMENT Tuskaloosa -- W. T. Poe. Tuskaloosa -- L. N. Cole. Sumter -- James V. Tutt. Dallas -- M. M. Burke. Greene -- G. G. Perrin; killed at Pine-barren Creek. Brett Randolph. Marengo -- E. Charles England. Tuskaloosa -- W. H. Lawrence; killed at Rome. E. W. Owen. Chocta -- Eugene C. Rhodes; captured at LaFayette. Greene -- James Harrison; captured at Lafayette. Fayette -- W. H. Whitley.show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.37mm | 244.94g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514287269
  • 9781514287262

About John C Rigdon

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials for Haitian Creole and several languages of West Africa including French, Moore, Bambara, and Dioula (Jula)."show more