Davenports Battalion 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 -- Browns Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS)
Company B -- Pardues Company (raised in Itawamba County, MS)
Company C -- Carters Company (raised in Tishomingo County, MS)
Major -- Stephen Davenport.
U.S. Gen. Dodge, at Corinth, reported October 21, 1863: "Davenport is a Fulton [MS], not armed and only partly mounted. He has one company at Bay Springs, Captain Pardues."
Col. R.V. Richardson, commanding in Northeast Mississippi, reported October 28, 1863, that he had with him, besides his West Tennessee Brigade, three companies under Major Davenport and two companies under Major Street.
The battalion was merged in the Sixth Regiment Cavalry, organized at Columbus by Colonel Isham Harrison. (See 6th MS Cavalry.)
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