Adam's Company
(Holmes County Independent)

Wirt Adams' Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Mississippi Cavalry] was organized during the summer of 1861 and mustered into Confederate service at Jackson, Mississippi. Its members were recruited in the counties of Claiborne, Lowndes, Tallahatchie, Warren, and Yazoo. The unit served under Chalmers, F.C. Armstrong, W.H. Jackson, W. C. Wood, and W.Adams. It confronted the Federals in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, but for the most part it fought in Mississippi. In December, 1861, it contained 29 officers and 400 men, and in January, 1863 there were 35 officers and 539 men present for duty. Few surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Wirt Adams and Robert C. Wood, Jr.; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Lewers; and Majors Stephen B. Cleveland, James Hagan, and Isaac F. Harrison.

Adams, Robert L. Gulledge, Thomas Philips, J.M.
Alexander, P.M.M. Hardin, H. Pickens, I.W.
Alexander, W.H. Harrington, F. Porter, A.A.
Anderson. L.B. Harrington, K., 3rd Lieutenant Raleigh, Albert
Anderson, O.P. Holmes, D.H. Red, J.W.
Anderson, R.A. Holmes, Martin Red, S.W.
Anderson, W. Holmes, W.C. Sample, J.A.
Andrews, J.H. Horton, M. Shehi, B.M.
Boaz, William Jones, P.R. Starke, W.L.
Brown, R.J. Kelly, S.S. Tackett, J.
Byrd, J.C. Land, William A. Tackett, O.H.P.
Cooper, B.F. Little, S.H. Taylor, B.L.
Cowert, J.M. Maddox, W.E. Tidwell, John
Covington, M.V. Magee, B.H. Toland, J.J.
Crane, M. Magee, H.D. Upshaw, M.E.
Crawford, William Magee, J.T. Wallis, James
Darnell, Z. Marlow, J. Watson, J.H.
Ferguson, M.L. Martin, S.D. Weatherford, J.M.
Fultz, H.H. May, W.P. Webster, W.
Grace, J.W. McClusky, J. Weems, M.
Grant, William Moore, James Wilkes, B.F.
Gray, H.D. Moore, Samuel Williams, R.E.
Gray, R.D. Murff, W. Wilson, J.M.
Green, W.H. Nevil, W. Witherall, J.
Gulledge, Joel Newsome, Joseph D. Wright, T.S.

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