18th Cavalry Regiment

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18th Cavalry Battalion [also called 18th Regiment] was organized during the late fall of 1862 with eight companies. Many of the men were recruited in Smith, Coahoma, and Sunflower counties. The unit served in Chalmers', R. McCulloch's, Slemon's Brigade, then returned to McCulloch's, and finally Starke's Brigade. It skirmished in various conflicts in Tennessee and Mississippi. The battalion contained 225 effectives in October, 1863 and reported 6 casualties at Collierville and 51 in the expedition from Memphis into Mississippi. It ended the war in Mississippi with only a few officers and men. The field officers were Colonel Alex. H. Chalmers, Lieutenant Colonel J. Waverly Smith, and Major William R. Mitchell.

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