The 7th Alabama Cavalry regiment was organized at Newbern, 22 July 1863, raised as part of the brigade of Gen'l James H. Clanton. Recruits came from Greene, Montgomery, Pickens, Randolph, and Shelby counties. Ordered to Pollard, the regiment remained in that vicinity for nearly a year under the command of Gen. Clanton.
In July, 1864, the Seventh contained 451 men, but was not serving as one command; two companies were with General Page, and eight rode with Colonel I.W. Patton. The 7th was later attached to B.M. Thomas', W.W. Allen's, and Bell's Brigade. In the fall of 1864, the 7th reported to Gen'l Nathan Bedford Forrest at Corinth, Mississippi and was reassigned to Rucker's Brigade.
Col. Joseph Hodgson (Montgomery)
Lt. Cols. Henry J. Livingston (Autauga; resigned)
Turner Clanton, Jr. (Montgomery)
Turner Clanton, Jr. (promoted)
Francis C. Randolph (Montgomery)
William T. Charles (Montgomery; captured, and escaped).
Raid on Johnsonville
Hood's retreat from Nashville
Company A - Randolph -- F. C. Randolph; promoted. W. F. M'clintock.
Company B - Montgomery -- E. D. Ledyard.
Company C - Montgomery -- Britton C. Tarver.
Company D - (Cadets) -- Charles P. Storrs; wounded at Columbia.
Company E - Shelby -- L. H. Mottier.
Company F - Montgomery -- A. H. Bright.
Company G - Randolph -- O. P. Knight.
Company H - Pickens -- S. V. Ferguson.
Company I - Greene -- D. P. Scarborough.
Company K - Montgomery -- Dalton Yancey.