18th Mississippi Cavalry
(formed from the 18th Battalion MS Cavalry, the 5th MS Cavalry, and Saunders Battalion)
(from Dunbar Rowlands "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howells "For Dixie Land, Ill Take My Stand)
Company A -- Wimberlys Company (raised in Marshall County, MS)
Company B -- Porters Partisans, aka Porters Company Mississippi Partisan Rangers, and Coahoma Cavalry (raised in Coahoma County, MS)
Company C -- Carrolls Company (raised in DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, & Yalobusha Counties, MS)
Company D -- Smith Rangers (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company E -- Middletons Company (raised in Panola County, MS)
Company F -- Pettus Rangers (raised in DeSoto & Panola Counties, MS)
Company G -- Perrys Company (raised in Panola County, MS)
Company H -- Peach Creek Rangers (raised in DeSoto & Panola Counties, MS)
Company I -- Loves Company [formerly Co. E, 5th MS Cavalry] (raised in Attala County, MS)
Company K -- Hills Company (raised in DeSoto County, MS)
Company L -- no name specified (raised in Tallahatchie County, MS)
[Transcribers Note: This was a very late-war, consolidated regiment; accordingly, the histories of its component organizations are listed separately. See 18th Battalion MS Cavalry (Chalmers), 5th MS Cavalry, and Saunders Battalion (aka Saunders Scouts.)]
Colonel -- Alexander H. Chalmers. Lieutenant-Colonel -- J. Waverly Smith. Major -- W.J. Floyd.
This regiment was formed March 16, 1865, by the consolidation of the Eighteenth Battalion, Fifth Regiment, and Saunders Scouts.
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