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1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry


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 A.H. Johnson.

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