Ashcrafts Consolidated Mississippi Cavalry
(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 -- Brownriggs Company [made up of Companies B, D, E, & G of Lowrys Consolidated Regiment]
Company B -- Bynums Company (raised in Tippah County, MS) [formerly Co. A of Hams Regiment]
Company C -- Wallis Company (raised in Tishomingo County, MS) [made up of Companies C, D, E, G, I, & K of Hams Regiment]
Company D -- Lowrys Company (county of origin not stated) [formerly Co. L of Lowrys Regiment]
Company E -- Coles Company (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [formerly Co. B of Ashcrafts Regiment]
Company F -- Fears Company (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [made up of Companies D, E, G, & K of Ashcrafts Regiment]
Company G -- Woods Company (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [formerly Co. C of Ashcrafts Regiment]
Company H -- Howards Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS) [formerly Co. F, Hams Regiment]
Company I -- Ryes Company (raised in Itawamba & Pontotoc Counties, MS) [formerly Co. I of Ashcrafts Regiment]
Company K -- Gilleylens Company (raised in County, MS) [made up of Companies A, F, & H of Lowrys Regiment]
Colonel -- Thomas C. Ashcraft. Lieutenant-Colonel -- W.P. Curlee. Major -- L.L. Marshall.
February 18, 1865, General Chalmers ordered Colonel Lowry, commanding Gholson's Brigade, to consolidate the same into one regiment to be commanded by Colonel Ashcraft.
Assigned to Armstrong's Brigade, Chalmers' Cavalry, February, 1865. March 20, General Chalmers announced his organization of the regiment as above given.
The regiment was with Armstrong's Brigade in the campaign occasioned by the raid of Gen. J. H. Wilson through Alabama and Georgia, April and May, 1865. The brigade made a gallant and stubborn defense of the works at Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865, fighting as infantry, and many were killed, wounded and captured. Those who escaped returned to their homes and were paroled under the capitulation of May 4 by Lieut.Gen. Richard Taylor.
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