Outlaw’s Battalion Partisan Rangers

 

(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’)

 

Major -- Drew A. Outlaw.

No listing of companies available.

However, Maj. Outlaw (and possibly his command) was involved in rounding up deserters, as the following excerpt from the Official Records of the War of Northern Aggression shows:

 

"HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIVISION,
FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,
Near Buena Vista, January 24, 1865.

II. Lieutenant-Colonel Outlaw, Provisional Army, C. S., is directed to proceed to Winston County and arrest all men belonging to Captain Hutton's company, of Ashcraft's regiment, Gholson's brigade. He will arrest Lieutenant Welsh of this company and put him in close confinement until such time as he can bring him under guard to these headquarters; if he makes any resistance he will put him in irons. From Winston he will move through Attala County and arrest all absentees he may find and shoot down any one who attempts to escape. He will make reports from time to time of his progress and locality, and report back to these headquarters at the expiration of thirty days, unless sooner ordered.

By order of Brig.-Gen. Chalmers."

 

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