Warren Dragoons [Cavalry],

aka Raum’s 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’)

 

This company was raised in Warren County, Mississippi.

Captain -- W. C. Raum. First Lieutenant -- H. J. Herrick. Second Lieutenant -- F. A. Kellogg. Third Lieutenant -- (?) Mclntyre.

Partial roll of 38 men from Warren County on file.

This company was raised in Warren County in April, 1861, by Captain Julius N. Kline and Lieutenant Raum. Captain Kline resigned because of poor health before the company left Vicksburg, in August, 1861, for Memphis, where officers were elected as above, and the company was mustered into Confederate service. It was stationed for some time at Columbus, Kentucky, which it entered as the advance guard of General Polk's command; and was transferred to Bowling Green and assigned to Wirt Adams' Regiment [1st MS Cavalry (Adams’/Wood’s), which see], with which it served until after the battle of Shiloh, when it was made an independent command, known as Raum's Cavalry. It was the escort and courier company at the headquarters of Lieutenant-General Hardee, through the Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns, with Lieutenant'General D. H. Hill when he was in command of the corps, and afterward with Hardee until the surrender in North Carolina, 1865.

 

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