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Roster and History of

Company C
5TH  MISSISSIPPI CAVALRY

Based on "Military Annals of Carroll County".

     "Military Annals of Carroll County" documents the service of the citizens of Carroll County, Mississippi during all the wars.  This small printed booklet may be found at Carroll County or Leflore County Public libraries.  The following names are residents of Carroll Country whose names are listed as members of the 5th Mississippi Cavalry.
          
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 Roster  from "Military Annals of Carroll County"  
       See Legend below for explanation of colors.

 

NAME

 

RANK

     Notes

 

OFFICERS

 

 

 

1

Prince

W. Berry

Captain

resigned

2

Curtis

W. H.

Captain

resigned

3

Crippen

Edwin

Captain

Buried @ Beauvoir

4

Povall

J. P.

Captain

(Company D)

5

Liddell

C. J.

1st Lt

 

6

Ferguson

J. C.

2nd Lt

 

7

Flowers

James

3rd Lt

 

8

Garrott

John B.

1st Sgt

 

9

Brown

R. J.

1st Sgt

(Co. F)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENLISTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Baker

Wm.

Pvt

 

2

Baskin

T. A.

Pvt

 

3

Beatty

Wm.

Pvt

 

4

Beck

Barney (B.C.)

Pvt

 

5

Beck

J. C.

Pvt

 

6

Byrd (Bird)

A. J.

Pvt

 

7

Blaylock

Millington

Pvt

 

8

Bledso

Green 

Pvt

 

9

Bole

J. F.

Pvt

 

10

Booth

William J.

Pvt

 

11

Brownlow

I. N.

Pvt

 

12

Bryan

J. A. S.

Pvt

 

13

Barth

W. J.

Pvt

 

14

Cain

P. H.

Pvt

 

15

Carter

C. B.

Pvt

 

16

Chadwick

C. W.

Pvt

 

17

Chatman

Williams

Pvt

(Co. G.)

18

Clark

J. M.

Pvt

 

19

Cleghorn

Joseph

Pvt

 

20

Clower

John

Pvt

 

21

Cole

__ (Richard W.)

Pvt

[1]

22

Corder

J. R.

Pvt

 

23

Cox

Will  (R. F.)

Pvt

 

24

Davis

Jordan

Pvt

 

25

Davidson

__ (David)

Pvt

 

26

Denman

Richard

Pvt

 

27

Dismukes

B. Crawford

Pvt

 

28

Duke

Robt.

Pvt

[5] Robert Witcomb Duke

29

Durbin

Wm.

Pvt

 

30

Durbin

Elisha

Pvt

 

31

Durbin

Nathan

Pvt

 

32

Edmondson

T. J.

Pvt

 

33

Ferguson

Pleas  (P.E.)

Pvt

[4]  WIA  Jun-Jul 64

34

Ferguson

John L.

Pvt

 

35

Ferguson

John C.

Pvt*

*See Officers

36

Ferguson

Samuel T.

Pvt

 

37

Fancher

James M.

Pvt

 

38

Flowers

J. M.

Pvt

[4]  WIA  Jun-Jul 64

39

Garrott

John B.

Sgt

 

40

Gayden

W. A.

Pvt

 

41

Gillespie

Robert

Pvt

 

42

Goza

James A.

Pvt

 

43

Grantham

J. D.

Pvt

 

44

Gray

James

Pvt

 

45

Gunn

W. G.

Pvt

 

46

Hamilton

John M.

Pvt

 

47

Hamilton

John A.

Pvt

 

48

Hatch

Tip

Pvt

 

49

Handricks

F. W.

Pvt

 

50

Hansbrough

R. C.

Pvt

 

51

Hansbrough

Peter

Pvt

 

52

Hasmann

J. H.

Pvt

 

53

Haslett

J. A. H.

Pvt

 

54

Harbin

(M.) Dennis

Pvt

 

55

Helm

Wm B. (W. M.)

Pvt

 

56

Heggie

A. L.

Pvt

 

57

Hollister

Wm.

Pvt

 

58

Hughes

B. H.

Pvt

 

59

Husheman

John

Pvt

[4]  WIA  Jun-Jul 64

60

Jenkins

Green H.

Pvt

[2]

61

Jones

Owen (Eden)

Pvt

 

62

Jones

James (H.)

Pvt

 

63

Jones

Alexander

Pvt

 

64

Johnson

Wm. (W. H.)

Sgt

 

65

Keel

John (W.)

Pvt

[3]

66

Kerr

David

Pvt

[4]  "J. B." ?KIA  Jun-Jul 64

67

Kerr

J. B.

Pvt

 

68

Liddell

A. J.

Corp

 

69

Lott

John W.

Pvt

 

70

Lucas

J. H.

Pvt

(Co. D)

71

McCarroll

M.H.

Pvt

 

72

McGaw

John H.  (J. R.)

Corp

 

73

McKay

E. J. N.

Pvt

 

74

McLeod

A. J.

Pvt

 

75

McLeod

Henderson  (H.P.)

Pvt

 

76

McLeod

Daniel (C.)

Pvt

 

77

McMahon

_____

Pvt

 

78

McMath

Joseph

Pvt

 

79

McCune

Alex

Pvt

 

80

Metcalf

W. S.

Pvt

 

81

Morehead

Wm.

Pvt

 

82

Morris

Joseph

Corp

 

83

Noland

Dennis J.

Pvt

[5]  Dennis Avery Noland

84

Nolan

Pomp

Pvt

[5]  James Russel Noland

85

O'Keefe

Thos.

Pvt

 

86

O'Keefe

John

Pvt

 

87

O'Keefe

Mike

Pvt

 

88

Palmer

Robt.

Pvt

 

89

Parker

Jos.  James H.

Pvt

 

90

Pentecost

Robt.

Pvt

 

91

Purcell

Geo. W.

Pvt

 

92

Raney

George W.

Pvt

 

93

Ray

J. W.

Pvt

 

94

Redditt

Robt. W.

Pvt

 

95

Ringer

Jos.  P. H.

Pvt

 

96

Roberts

George W.

Pvt

 

97

Rozier

Wad Williamson

Pvt

 

98

Scruggs

J. P.

Pvt

 

99

Shackelford

Roger Q.

Pvt

 

100

Shumake Shumate

John E. D.

Pvt

 

101

Smith

Jordan

Pvt

 

102

Stanford

Jas. H.

Pvt

[4]  KIA  Jun-Jul 64                

103

Stokes

H. C.

Sgt

 

104

Swain

Joseph D.

Pvt

 

105

Tabour

W. B.

Pvt

 

106

Teal

Daniel W.

Pvt

 

107

Thompson

William

Pvt

 

108

Threadgill

Pink

Pvt

 

109

Townsend

Edward

Pvt

 

110

Tribble

Joseph

Pvt

 

111

Vasser

Charles

Pvt

 

112

Walker

John W.

Pvt

(Co. D)

113

Wall

A. S.

Pvt

 

114

White

J. M.

Pvt

 

115

Williams

W. W.

Pvt

 

116

Williams

George

Pvt

 

117

Willoughby

Jacob  A.

Corp

 

118

Yongue Young

James R.

Sgt

 


LEGEND:
   RED      =  Roster from "Military Annals of Carrol County".
  BLACK   =  Roster from notes found at Carrol County Courthouse in Vaiden or Service Records from NARA.
NOTES:

"Military Annals of Carroll County" documents the military service of the citizens and units of Carroll County, Mississippi.  Expanded version written by W. F. Hamilton and Betty Wiltshire, dated June 1906.  This small printed booklet may be found at Carroll County or Leflore County Public libraries. 

[1]  Records from National Archive indicate a Pvt. Richard W. Cole served in 5th Miss Cavalry, Co C. and was killed at Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864.  The text correctly states Richard Cole was from Black Hawk, Carroll County.  But it is incorrect in stating he was killed at Collierville.  There were two battles of Collierville.  The first battle occured on Oct 11, 1863 and the 5th Mississippi Cavarly was used to guard at the Tallahatchie River bridge.  The second battle was a small skirmish on November 3, 1863 and the 5th Mississippi did suffer the highest casualties, including Col. J. Z. George, who was captured.

[2] Private Green Jenkins appears on a list of slightly wounded at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864.

[3] A descendant of John Keel identified this person as his ancestor.  John W. Keel, descendant of John Keel, married a daughter of Henry A. Cole, the son of Richard Cole.

[4] Newspaper scrapbook of John L. Powers, from Mississippi State Archives, Z-0742.000.

[5]  James "Pomp" Russel Noland and Dennis Avery Noland were sons of Andrew Jackson Noland of Carroll County.  Robert W. Duke was a brother-in-law who married Emily Jackson and settled in Collins County, TX after the war. NARA lists name under both "D. J." and "D.J." Noland.  Source: a descendant of the Noland family.    




Casualty Roster

5TH  MISSISSIPPI CAVALRY

Battle of Collierville, Tennessee
3 November 1863

Wounded, Killed or Captured


Name Rank Company Details
1 George, James Z.  Colonel - Captured
2 Adaire, P. W. Pvt B KIA
3 Childers, David W.  Pvt B Captured
4 Davis, J. C.  Pvt B Captured
5 Dean,  W. T. Pvt B Captured
6 England, Martin  (also in Co. E) Pvt B Captured
7 Robinson, A. B.  Pvt B WIA - slight in groin
8 Rucker, William  Pvt B Captured - Died as PW
9 Young, William H. Sgt B WIA - Severe in thigh
10 Beasley, Thomas  Pvt D WIA - Slight in head
11 Jefferson, D. W.  Pvt D Captured - Died as PW
12 Lane, Pembrook S.  Pvt D Captured
13 McMurchy, Thomas  Pvt D KIA
14 Norwood, T. F.  Pvt D WIA - Slight in thigh
15 Scales, William N.  Captain D Captured
16 Wilson, Joseph  Pvt D Captured
17 Herring, J. A.  Pvt E WIA - slight in hip
18 Love, Samuel Pvt E WIA - slight in leg
19 McAfee, W. T.  Pvt E WIA - slight in arm
20 Foster, J. A. Hardy  Pvt F Captured - Died as PW
21 Grist, W. H.  Pvt F WIA - slight in Head
22 Lane, Sampson C. Pvt F Captured
23 Rankin, Robert W.  Pvt F Captured - Died as PW
24 Rogers, Henry Clinton  Pvt F Captured
25 Wright, J. F.  Pvt F Captured
26 Burrell, H. P.  Cpl H WIA - severe in shoulder
27 Crumby, A. L.  Sgt H WIA - Severe in thigh
28 Chapman, J. M.  Pvt I WIA - Slight in breast
29 Holly, Robert  Pvt I WIA - Slight in back
30 Keith, J. A.  Pvt I WIA - Slight in hip
31 Kite, Samuel W.  Pvt I Captured - Died as PW
32 Lovall, Richard T.  Pvt I Captured
33 Lovorn, Claude  Pvt I Captured
34 Lovorn, William W.  Pvt I Captured
35 Henry, D. G. C.  Sgt K KIA - mortal
36 Lampkin, Edward O.  2 Lieut K Captured

Notes:
        This list was compiled from research of National Archives files on individual soldiers.   After searching 2000+ records, these are the only casualties that relate to Collierville.  During the first battle of Collierville on 11 October, 1863, the 5th Mississippi Cavalry was assigned to guard Wyatt's Ferrry on the Tallahatchie River.
       At the second battle on 11 November, General Chalmers attacked the Union position, again.  Not all of the Confederate Cavalry participated because their intelligence indicated it was lightly defended.  Col. J. Z. George and the 5th Mississippi Cavalry lead the attack and he was captured.
       The records of Pvt Martin England had conflicting information as to his company and where and when he was captured.

   For a description of the Battle of Collierville on 3 Novermber, 1863, from the OR's, see 5th Mississippi Cavarly





The following text are excerpts from the booklet "Military Annals of Carroll County", pages 48-50, that includes additional names not included in the above list.

        A Brief History of
COMPANY C, 5th MISSISSIPPI CAVALRY

   The main part of this company served a year as Captain W. Berry Prince's company, and spent the time in the Delta counties, guarding the citizens of that portion of the State against raids of Yankees made for the purpose of plunder.  The company had one severe fight in Coahoma county, near the home of General James L. Alcorn, and a number of the men were wounded and several captured. Messrs. J. F. Bole and Charles Chadwick were so severely wounded that they never recovered from it.  Although Mr. Bole lived to a good old age, yet his sufferings were great.  The others who were wounded I have forgotten.
   After serving their State a year, the company organized for service in the Confederate army.  W. H. Curtis was chosen captain, E. Crippan first lieutenant.  Lieutenant Crippen was succeeded by C. J. Liddell, James Flowers second lieutenant and J. C. Ferguson third lieutenant, and John B. Garrett first sergeant.  In a few months Captain Curtis resigned and Lieutenant Crippen became captain.  Col. George organized the regiment at Grenada, and this company became Company C, and very soon this regiment became a part of the army commanded by General Forrest.
   North Mississippi, West Tennessee and North Alabama were the principal parts of the field in which he operated with his command.  The Federal army in his front lived in constant dread, for well they knew that the mighty wizard would play them a trick when they least expected.  On all marches and raids made by General Forrest the boys of Company C were along to yell when necessary and charge upon every line.  At Collierville, Fort Pillow, Memphis, Brice's Cross Roads, Harrisburg, New Albany, and in North Alabama, the Fifth could be seen moving in unbroken columns upon the enemy and dealing death to the enemy who dared stand in their front.
    At Collierville Colonel J. Z. George, obeying the orders to charge through the town and take certain lines of its entrenchments, found himself opposed by superior numbers, and had advanced so far that he could not retreat.  After the capture of Colonel George the regiment had several commanding officers, but none of them served long.  Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Barksdale, who properly was the second officer of the Third Mississippi Cavalry, commanded the regiment very gallantly and acceptably until he was killed.  Major Peery commanded it awhile later.
    The officers of Company C remained with their company closely and were present to lead them whenever the call to arms was sounded.  A list of the killed and wounded has not been obtained as yet.  Mr. Cole1 of Black Hawk was killed at Collierville, J. H. Stanford was killed at Harrisburg, and Alex. McCune.  When the number and the severity of the battles that the company took part in are considered it is a matter of surprise that so few of the men were killed in battle. Captain Crippen, William Morehead, John Shumake, Mike O'Keefe, P. H. Cain, Geo. W. Purcell, A. L. Heggie, I. A. S. Bryan and A. S. Bryan are among the survivors.

NOTES:
   A. This list may not be complete.  Since the book only provided names of soldiers who resided in Carroll County, other soldiers may have joined this unit and their names are not included.

   B. The largest battle in Shelby Country, TN, was at Collierville on October 11, 1863.  General Chalmer's attack included the 7th TN, 18th MS, 2nd Missouri, 2nd Arkansas, and 3rd MS and attempted to attack the fortification held by 66th Indiana Infantry Regiment. The 5th Mississippi Cavalry was part of Chalmer's command but they stayed at Wyatt to guard the crossing at the Tallahatchie.  During the battle a train pulled into town carrying General Sherman.  The Confederates were repulsed but succeeded in capturing Sherman's horse, Dotty.  In this text, the Battle of Collierville refers to an action on November 3, 1863; Chalmer's second attempt.  Colonel J. Z. George was wounded and captured at this second battle.  The casualties recorded in the National Archives from the 3 Novermber battle are listed above.  There were no casualties listed for the 3 November battle.

   C. The original Captain of company C was W. Berry Prince.  Don't confuse him with Major Wm. Perry, who took command of the regiment after Col. Reid was killed at Fort Pillow.

   D.  The ancestor of the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain was William A. McCain.  Private William Alexander McCain (also listed as McCane) of Carroll County enlisted in Company I of the 5th Mississippi Cavalry.  He was listed as Absent on February 10, 1864 and later listed as a Deserter.  The Union records listed him as a Prisoner held by provost guard in Memphis.  He died in a hospital on April 26, 1864.





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