The Mississippi 7th Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Partisan Rangers] was organized during the early summer of 1862 under authority granted by General Price and in July had 35 officers and 817 men present for duty.
About the time of its organization President Davis forbade the organization of partisan commands, ordering that all men not over thirty-five years of age in such troops, enrolled after July 31, should be taken as conscripts for the regular regiments.
Colonels William C. Falkner and Samuel M. Hyams, Jr., Lieutenant Colonels L.B. Hovis and James M. Park, and Majors W.L. Davis and William N. Stansell.
3rd Sub-district, District of the Mississippi, Department#2(July-Sept, 1862)
Unattached, Army of West Tenn., Department #2(Sept. 1862)
Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade,Price's Corps,Army of West Tenn. Department #2(Sept-Oct 1862)
Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade, Prices Corps,Army of West Tenn.,Dept of Miss & East Louisiana(Oct-Dec 1862)
Cavalry, Price's Corps, Army of North Miss, Dept. of Miss & East Louisiana (Dec 1862-Jan 1863)
5th Military District, Dept. of Miss & East Louisiana (Jan-Sept 1863)
Chalmer's Cavalry Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Sept-Oct 1863)
McCulloch's Brigade, Chalmer's Division, Lee's Cavalry Corps, Dept. of Miss & East Louisiana (Oct 1863-Jan 1864)
McCulloch's Brigade, Chalmer's Division, Forrest's Cavalry Corps, Department of Miss & East Louisiana (Jan 1864)
McCulloch's Brigade, Chalmer's Division,Forrest's Cavalry Corps, Dept of Ala, Miss & East Louisiana (Jan-Sept 1864)
McCulloch's Cavalry Brigade, District of the Gulf, Dept. of Ala, Miss & East Louisiana (Sept 1864-Jan 1865)
Starks Brigade, Chalmer's Division, Forrest's Cavalry Corps,Dept of Ala, Miss & East Louisiana (Feb-May 1865) Battles:
Rienzi, Miss, Aug 26,1862 (Ripley Road) Hdqrs Camp of Col. Philip H. Sheridan's 2nd Michigan Cavalry & 2nd Iowa & 7th Kansas Cavalry's.
Iuka,Miss 19 Sept 1862.
Peyton's Mill,Miss, Sept 19,1862,Col.Hatch's 2nd Iowa Cavalry.
Ramer Crossing(Mobile & Ohio RR Crossing)Oct 2,1862 Camp of 17th Wisconsin Infantry.
Near Ripley,Miss,Nov 20,1862
Coldwater River Crossing in Miss April 8 1863.
Hernando Miss April 18,1863, 5th Ohio Cavalry.
Perry's Ferry,Coldwater River,Miss April 19,1863
12th & 33rd Wisconsin Inf, 41st Illinois Inf,2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, 5th Ohio Cavalry,15th Ohio Battery.CSA Forces: 1st & 2nd Miss Partisan Rangers,1st Missouri,McCulloch's Arkansaw(Missouri)Regt.
Operations along the Memphis and the Charleston RR May 19-July 4,1863.
Ripley,Miss,June 25,1863(Lt.Col. Hovis captured).
Salem,Miss Oct 8,1863.
Byhalia,Miss Oct 12,1863.
Wyatt,Miss Oct 13,1863 CSA Forces; Buckners & Renaus & McLendon Batterys, 7th,12th,13th,14th Tenn Cavalry also 12th,3rd,5th Miss Cavalry,1st Miss Partisans,2nd Missouri Cavalry,2nd Ark Cav,Detachment 18th Battalion Miss Cavalry Union Forces: 6th,7th,9th Illinoise Cavalry,9th Illinoise Mounted Infantry,3rd Michigan,7th Kansas,2nd Iowa & 7th Tenn (Union) Cavalry.
Colliersville & Quinns Mill Nov 3 1863. CSA Forces: 1st Miss. Partisan Rangers,18th Miss Battalion, 2nd Missouri Cavalry,3rd Miss State Cavalry,5th Miss Cavalry,Detachment 2nd Ark. Cavalry.Union Forces: 6th & 7th Illinois Cavalry, 2nd Iowa Cavalry,1st Illinois Light Artillery,2nd Tenn Cavalry.
Wolf River Crossing & Moscow,Tenn Dec 4 1863
(Lt.Col Hovis Commanding Regiment mortally wounded)
Sakatonchee Creek, Feb 21,1864
Whitten Branch, July 8,1864, 7th Miss. Cav under Lt.Col Hyams attacked Gen. A.J. Smiths Command
A.J. Smiths 2nd Miss Invasion August 1864.
Clinton,Miss July 7 1864.
Pontotoc-Tupelo Road,July 13 1864.
Harrisburg,Miss July 14,1864.
Old Town Creek(near Harrisburg)July 15 1864.
Oxford,Miss Aug 1864.
Abbeville,Miss Aug 23,1864.
Wilsons Raid March-April 1865.
Selma,Alabama, April 2,1865.
Greenwood,Battle of Fort Pemberton Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2180 men.
Company A -- Forrest Cavalry, aka Ford’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company B -- Hovis’ Company (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company C -- Green’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company D -- Holcomb’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company E -- Buncomb’s Fighting Cocks, aka Rogers’ Company (raised in Tippah County, MS)
Company F -- Duncan’s Company (raised in Pontotoc & Tippah Counties, MS)
Company G -- Stancill’s Company, aka Garrett’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS), and aka White’s Company (raised in Clarke County, MS)
Company H -- Wheeler’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS), aka Polk’s/Park’s Company (comprised of Companies D & E, 15th TN Cavalry)
Company I -- McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company (raised in Pontotoc & Tippah Counties, MS)
Company K -- Capt. Gambill’s Company (county of origin unclear)
Company L -- Garrett’s Company (raised in Tippah County, MS) Bibliography for Research: