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Alabama 4th Cavalry Regiment

HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Alabama 4th (Russell's) Cavalry Regiment was formed at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in December, 1862, by consolidating four companies from the 3rd (Forrest's Old) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, six companies of the 4th Alabama Battalion, and the Russell Rangers or 15th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. At Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 1862, four companies of the original battalion with which Gen. Forrest entered the service, were united with the six companies of the Fourth Alabama battalion, and the regiment organized.

OFFICERS:

    Colonel:
      Alfred A. Russell
    Lieutenant Colonel:
      J.M. Hambrick
    Major:
      F.M. Taylor

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Assigned to General J. T. Morgan's and W. W. Allen's Brigade.

BATTLES:

    Lexington
    Trenton
    Jackson
    Parker's Cross Roads
    Chickamauga
    Knoxville
    Atlanta Campaign
    Skirmished in the Tennessee Valley

ROSTERS:

    The Alabama 4th Cavalry Regiment was formed by consolidating four companies from the 3rd (Forrest's Old) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, six companies of the 4th Alabama Battalion, and the Russell Rangers or 15th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. Its members were from the counties of Madison, Wilcox, Monroe, Cherokee, Jackson, Marshall, and Lawrence.

    The four companies that had been with Forrest for 15 months, had fought at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and numerous other engagements.

    Its members were from the counties of Madison, Wilcox, Monroe, Cherokee, Jackson, Marshall, and Lawrence.

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