Yazoo Battalion Cavalry (Minute Men)


(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 -- Capt. Walter L. Johnson’s Company (raised in Yazoo County, MS)

Company B -- Capt. Robert H. Sanders Company (raised in Yazoo County, MS)


Lieutentant-Colonel -- Charles F. Hamer, commissioned June 7, 1862.

No further information in Rowland or Howell.

The Official Records of the War of Northern Aggression state that Capt. C.F. Hamer had earlier commanded the Hamer Rifles, an independent infantry company ordered into active service May 21, 1861. The Hamer Rifles were made part of the 18th MS Infantry on November 1, 1863; C.F. Hamer was still captain of the company at that time.

No further information.


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