The 1st Cavalry Regiment was assembled in November, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. Its companies were raised in the counties of Montgomery, Morgan, Dale, Tallapoosa, Calhoun, Pike, Autauga, Monroe, Butler, and Mobile. This regiment participated in more engagements of one type or another than any other unit, North or South. On April 26, 1865, about 150 officers and men surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
Clanton,James H. - Colonel resigned July 1862 Hannon,M.W. - Lt. Colonel resigned July 5,1862 Allen, Wm. W.- Major, Lt.Colonel, Colonel Brown, T.B. - Lt. Colonel killed Sept. 21,1862 Blakey, David T. - Lt. Colonel Hundley, Wm. H - Major, Lt.Colonel Elmore, Vincent M. - Major Lynch, Frank - Surgeon McWhorter, E.A. - A.C.S. resigned Oct.28,1862 Abercrombie, George W. - A. S. Oliver, Thomas W. - A.Q.M. resigned Oct. 9,1862 Norton, Samuel E. - A.Q.M. Judkins, James H. - Adjutant resigned Nov. 1862 Hobgoon, T. - Chaplin Smith, W.P. - A.C.S. Ball, George C. - Adjutant (temporary) Nicholson, John C. - Surgeon Speed, W.M. - Asst. Surgeon Wyman, Leon - Adjutant
During the war it served in Chalmers', Wheeler's, J.T. Morgan's, W.W. Allen's, and J. Hagan's Brigade.
After taking an active part in the Battle of Shiloh it reported 588 men present for duty. It fought at Munfordville , Perryville , Murfreesboro , and Chickamauga , then saw action in the Knoxville and Atlanta Campaigns. Later the 1st Cavalry was involved in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas.
Aiken, SC - Feb. 11, 1865