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11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment
Country Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865).svg Confederate States
Branch Battle flag of the Confederate States of America.svg Confederate States Army
Allegiance Flag of Mississippi (1861–1865).svg Mississippi
Service history
Active 1863–1865
Size Regiment
Part of Ferguson's Brigade
Nickname "Perrin's regiment"
Colors Yellow
Battles American Civil War
Commanders
Commanders
Insignia

The 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment (also known as "Perrin's regiment") was a cavalry formation in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, and was successively commanded by Colonel Robert O. Perrin and Lieutenant-Colonel Henry L. Muldrow.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The regiment was organized and mustered into Confederate service on October 6, 1863, in North and Middle Mississippi from new and existing companies of mounted men as Perrin's Battalion of Mississippi Cavalry. It was expanded, reorganized, and redesignated on December 23, 1863, as Perrin's Regiment of Mississippi Cavalry. Perrin's regiment was redesignated on March 20, 1865, as the 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. It was disbanded in May 1865.[1][2]

Regimental order of battleEdit

Units of Perrin's regiment included:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H[3]
  • Company I (Barksdale Avengers)
  • Company K[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rowland, Dunbar (1978). Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898. Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company. pp. 422–424, 538. ISBN 978-0-87152-266-5. LCCN 78-2454. OCLC 3706088. OL8348111M. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Estes, Claud (1912). List of Field Officers, Regiments and Battalions in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865. Macon, Georgia: J. W. Burke Company. p. 32. LCCN 26020215. OCLC 1728286. OL6694735M. https://archive.org/stream/listoffieldoffic00este#page/32/mode/2up. 
  3. Lipscomb, Dr. W. L. (1909). Young, Mrs. Georgia P.. ed. A History of Columbus, Mississippi, During the 19th Century. Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Dispatch Printing Co.. p. 163. LCCN 16025391. OCLC 1738745. OL6592630M. https://archive.org/stream/historyofcolumbu00lips_0#page/n241/mode/2up. 

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