3rd Battalion Mississippi State Cavalry,

aka Ashcraft’s Battalion State Cavalry

 

(from Dunbar Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s "For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)

 

Company A -- Davis’ Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS) [also called Co. B]

Company B -- Fears’ Company (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [also called Co. C]

Company C -- Patton’s Company (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [also called Co. E]

Company D -- Kohlheim’s Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS) [also called Co. F]

Company E -- Story’s Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS) [also called Co. A]

Company F -- Hankins’ Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS) [also called Co. D]

 

Lieutenant-Colonel -- Thomas C. Ashcraft. Major -- E.L. Hankins. Adjutant -- L.S. Owen. Quartermaster -- James Noe. Assistant Surgeon -- N.R. McGaughey.

This battalion was part of the brigade of State troops under General Gholson, transferred to the Confederate States service May 1, 1864. Field officers, as above, were elected May 3, 1864. In June 1864, battalion was consolidated with Maj. T.W. Harris’ Battalion to form Ashcraft’s Regiment, which see.

 

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