1st Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Reserves (Denis),
aka 1st Regiment Reserves (Denis)
(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 -- Reynolds Company (raised in Clarke & Lauderdale Counties, MS)
Company B -- Nixons Company (raised in Jasper, Jones, & Smith Counties, MS)
Company C -- Lampleys Company (raised in Kemper County, MS)
Company D -- Hunters Company (raised in Newton County, MS)
Company E -- Halls Company (raised in Leake County, MS)
Company F -- Shipps Company (raised in Attala & Carroll Counties, MS)
Company G -- Coyles Company (raised in Carroll County, MS)
Company H -- McGriffs Company (raised in Clarke & Wayne Counties, MS)
Company I -- Perkins Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS)
Company K -- Davis Company (raised in Choctaw County, MS)
Colonel -- Jules C. Denis. Lieutenant-Colonel -- D. W. Metts. Major -- J. F. Meston.
Gen. W. L. Brandon, commanding at Enterprise, reported August 1864, that he had in camp six companies of Dennis' Battalion, which would be ready to take the field August 18. He had sent one company of this cavalry to Jones County, a company of infantry to Jackson County, and one other company of infantry was doing guard duty at Enterprise. Maury to Chalmers: "Dennis' Battalion of reserves left Enterprise 18th." Major Dennis was commandant of conscripts. The regiment was supposed to be of men under i8 and over 45 years of age.
Dennis' command was reported on the Coldwater, November 16.
November 20 report: First Mississippi Cavalry Reserves, Second Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Third Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Col. Jules C. Denis commanding, brigaded with Moorman's Battalion, under Col. Dennis.
Maj.-Gen. W. T. Martin, commanding in Northwest Mississippi ordered all of Dennis' command to Holly Springs, December 23, on account of Grierson's raid, supposed to be toward Corinth. When Griersons purpose was discovered, the destruction of the Mobile and Ohio, Denis was ordered in pursuit.
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