6th Cavalry Regiment

6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Kentucky Mounted Rangers] was organized during the early spring of 1862. Most of its members were from Kentucky, but a number were from Alabama and Tennessee. It included what was formerly H. Clay King's Kentucky Battalion. The unit was assigned to the Army of the Mississippi and skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky. During June, 1862, it contained 575 men and later became the 1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment. Captains Thomas Claiborne and John F. Lay were temporary commanders as colonel. Other field officers assigned to the regiment were Lieutenant Colonel James A. Pell, and Majors H. Clay King and M. J. Wicks.

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