4th Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Battalion] was organized during the fall of 1862 by
consolidating Hughes' and Stockdale's Mississippi Cavalry Battalions. The unit was assigned to
W.Adams', Mabry's, Starke's Brigade and fought the Federals in Tennessee and Mississippi. In
the engagement at Harrisburg it
reported 52 casualties. Only a remnant surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi,
and East Louisiana. Its commanders were Colonel C.C. Wilbourn, Lieutenant Colonels Cornelius
McLaurin and Thomas R. Stockdale, and Major James M. Norman.