Second Alabama
Cavalry Regiment

This regiment was orgnaized at Montgomery, May 1, 1862. Proceeding to west Florida, it operated there about ten months, and was engaged in several skirmishes. Ordered to north Mississippi, and placed under Gen. Ruggles, the regiment lost 8 men in a skirmish at Mud creek. It was then placed in Ferguson's brigade, and operated in the Tennessee valley, taking part in numerous skirmishes. The Second fought Grierson at Okalona, with a loss of about 70 men killed and wounded, then harassed Sherman on his march to and from Mississippi. Joining Gen.Wheeler, the Second performed arduous duty on the flank of the army in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, and lost a number of men in the battle of July 22 at Atlanta. Having accompanied Hood to Rome, the Second then fell on Sherman's rear, and skirmished almost daily with some loss. The regiment tracked Sherman to Greenesboro, N. C., then escorted President Davis to Georgia. At Forsyth, in that State, the regiment laid down its arms, 450 strong.


Field and Staff

Colonels -- F. W Hunter of Montgomery; relieved. R. Gordon Earle of Calhoun; killed at Kingston, Ga. John N. Carpenter of Greene.

Lieut. Colonels -- James Cunningham of Monroe; resigned. John P. West of Shelby; resigned. J. N. Carpenter; promoted. Jos. J. Pegues of Tuskaloosa; wounded at Nickajack.

Majors -- Mathew R. Marks of Montgomery; relieved. J. N. Carpenter; promoted. J. J. Pegues; promoted. Richard W. Carter of Butler.

Adjutants -- James M. Bullock of Greene.


Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.

Calhoun -- Richard G. Earl; promoted to colonel. Jacob W. Whisenhant; wounded at Kennesa.

Shelby -- John P. West; promoted to lieutenant colonel. Frank King.

Greene -- John N. Carpenter; promoted. James A. Anderson; wounded at Nickajack.

Tuskaloosa -- J. J. Pegues; promoted. James Eddins.

Butler -- R. W. Carter; promoted. Joseph Allen.

Montgomery -- Wm. L. Allen; died in the service. Bethel J. Bonham.

Coosa -- Wm. P. Ashley; wounded at Decatur, Ga.

Monroe -- Jas. H. McCreary; resigned. F. E. Richardson.

Montgomery and Dallas -- Felix Glackmeyer; resigned. A. N. McIver; resigned. Walter H. Daniel.

Montgomery -- Thomas R. Stacey; resigned. A. P. Wilson.



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