22nd Regiment Cavalry (Nixon's)


22nd (Nixon's) Cavalry Regiment [also called 20th Regiment] was organized in March, 1864. The men were recruited in Lawrence, Wayne, Giles, Marshall, and Maury counties, and some were from Mississippi. The unit, about 250 strong, was assigned to E.W.Rucker's, T.H.Bell's, and A.W. Campbell's Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It skirmished in Alabama, participated in Hood's Tennessee operations, moved to Mississippi, and again saw action in Alabama. The regiment was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonel George H. Nixon, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Hughs, and Major Calvin Gilbert.

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