The Civil War in Mississippi



MS 2nd Cavalry Regiment Partisan Rangers Ballentines

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

This regiment was also known as Ballentine's Regiment Mississippi Cavalry.

Ballentine's Cavalry Regiment [also called 2nd Partisan Rangers] was formed at Jackson, Mississippi, during the spring of 1862. It was assigned to Cosby's and F.C. Armstrong's Brigade, skirmished in various conflicts in Mississippi and Tennessee, then returned to Mississippi. In January, 1863, the unit totaled 259 effectives, but by February, 1865, its numbers were so greatly reduced it disbanded. The remaining men merged into the 7th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment.

OFFICERS:

The field officers were Colonel John G. Ballentine, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Maxwell, and Major William H. Ford.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Cosby's and F.C. Armstrong's Brigade

Second Brigade of W. H. Jackson's Division

Brigade of General Cosby, in Martin's Division of Van Dorn's Cavalry Corps

Brigade of Colonel Starke, in W. H. Jackson's Division.

Armstrong's Brigade, Jackson's Division,

SERVICE:

Lockridge Mills, Tenn., May 5, 1862

Iuka, Corinth and Coffeeville, September-December, 1862

Van Dorn's expedition into Tennessee.

Spring Hill, or Thompson's Station, March 5, 1863

Lawrenceburg, Campbellsville, Columbia, Spring Hill and Franklin, late 1864.

Murfreesboro, December 7, 1864

Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865

ROSTERS:

Company F - Calhoun County

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REFERENCES:

REF: Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army

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