1st Cavalry Regiment was assembled in November, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. Its
companies were raised in the counties of Montgomery, Morgan, Dale, Tallapoosa, Calhoun, Pike,
Autauga, Monroe, Butler, and Mobile. During the war it served in Chalmers', Wheeler's, J.T.
Morgan's, W.W. Allen's, and J. Hagan's Brigade. This regiment participated in in more
engagements of one type or another than any other unit, North or South. After taking an active
part in the Battle of Shiloh it
reported 588 men present for duty. It fought at Munfordville, Perryville, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga, then saw action in the
Knoxville and Atlanta
Campaigns. Later the 1st Cavalry was involved in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of
the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, about 150 officers and men surrendered with the Army of
Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels William W. Allen, D.T. Blakey, and James H.
Clanton; Lieutenant Colonels T.B. Brown, Moses W. Hannon, and W.H. Hundley; and Major