8th Regiment, Alabama
Cavalry (Livingston's)

(Livingston's) Cavalry Regiment




8th (Livingstone's) Cavalry Regiment completed its organization at Gadsden Alabama, during the spring of 1864. In July it reported to General Pillow at Blue Mountain with about 250 men. Later the unit was assigned to General Clanton's Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It was engaged at Ten Islands, served in Western Florida, then sustained heavy losses in the conflict at Bluff Spring. By February, 1865, its strength had grown to 600, but after skirmishing in Alabama, few were present when the regiment surrendered at Gainesville in May. Colonel Henry J. Livingston, Lieutenant Colonel T.L. Faulkner, and Major Sidney A. Moses were in command.

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