Some records show this unit as a Regiment. Organized in the fall of 1864.
Surrendered by Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, at Meridian, Mississippi on May 4, 1865.
Note regarding Cooper’s Company, aka Clark Rebels: Enrolled, 56; all but two exempt by age. "This company was raised by Captain Cooper and with three others formed a battalion of four companies, commanded by Major D. G. Cooper, for the last year and a half of the war for Southern independence. When Captain Cooper was promoted, Lieut. R. H. Cooper succeeded to command of this company (A), Third Mississippi Battalion, on duty on the Big Black. Major Cooper entered the service as a private in Bob Smith's company from Jackson and went to Florida, obtained authority to raise a company, joined the Sixth Regiment, served two years, was appointed Adjutant-General on staff of General Lovell, commanding post at Brandon, and when relieved raised this company and was put in command of Third Mississippi Battalion." Also noted on roll, "was formerly commanded by Peyton, latterly by Cooper."
August 1, 1864, Cavalry Battalion State troops, Maj. E. A. Peyton attached to Wood's Brigade, Wirt Adams' Cavalry. Also called the Mississippi Reserves.
They were enlisted for two years of the war. Discharged March 15, 1865.
J. V. Hodges, Capt. commanding
Major -- E.A. Peyton
Adjutant -- A.B. Watts.
November 1864-February 1865: Denis' Cavalry Brigade, Northern Sub-district, District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana
February-May 1865: Denis' Cavalry Brigade, Sub-district of North Mississippi and West Tennessee, District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana
The roster of this unit contains the names of 164 men.