Ham's Cavalry Regiment



 

HISTORICAL NOTES:

    Ham's Cavalry Regiment was organized in May, 1864, by transferring the 16th Mississippi State Cavalry along with a number of state companies to regular service. Many of the men were from Southeastern Mississippi. It served under Generals Gholson and F.C. Armstrong in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The regiment was active in various conflicts in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, but many were captured at Selma. Very few were included in the surrender on May 4, 1865.

    FIELD OFFICERS:

      The field officers were Colonel T.W. Ham, Lieutenant Colonel William P. Curlee, and Major George W. Bynum.

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    REFERENCES:

      Howell, H. Grady. For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand
      Rowland, Dunbar. Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898

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