The 3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1863 as the 3rd Mississippi State Cavalry and in October contained about 450 effectives. It was mustered into Confederate service in April, 1864. Some of the men were recruited in Calhoun and Grenada counties. The regiment was attached to Chalmers', Slemons, Gholson's, and W. Adams' Brigade and fought in various conflicts in North Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Tennessee. Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
Colonel John McGuirk, Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Barksdale, and Major Thomas W. Webb.
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