The Tennessee 2nd (Smith's) Cavalry Regiment [also called 10th or 11th Battalion] was organized in February, 1862, with eight companies. During April its numbers had increased to regimental strength. The unit served in the Department of East Tennessee, but was soon mustered out of service. Two companies were transferred to the 4th (Starnes') Tennessee Cavalry Regiment and some of the men joined Alabama commands.
Colonel E. S. Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah Thomason
Forrest's, Humes', Biffle's, T. Harrison's, and Dibrell's Brigade.
Skirmishes in Tennessee
All of these battles occurred after the unit merged into the 4th Cavalry Regiment
The roster of this unit contains the names of 557 men.
Peter T. Rankin. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Cheatham, January 1, 1862. From Marion County. Became Co. "H", 4th (Starnes's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
Samuel P. Thompson. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Cheatham January 3, 1862. From Wilson and Smith Counties. Muster roll bears note that this company was ordered away from Camp Weakley, Nashville, before enrollment was completed. Became Co. "G", 4th (Starnes') Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
Allen Lea. "The Lookout Rangers." Mustered into Confederate Service at Nashville, November 1, 1861. Men from Marion County. Captain Lea and some of his men later served in the 2nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion, of which Lea was first captain and later major.
John F. Thomason. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Trousdale, November 4, 1861. Men from Marion County. Roll bears a note "arrived at rendezvous October 25, 1861." Most men re-enlisted in Co. "C", 11th Alabama Cavalry Battalion.
Robert C. Bass. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Cheatham December 13, 1861. Roll bears a note that the company was ordered away from Camp Weakley before enrollment was completed.
Samuel Y. Barkley. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Cheatham January 2, 1862. Roll bears note that the company was ordered away from Camp Weakley before enrollment was completed.
John D. Wheeler. Mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Cheatham December 23, 1861.
Thomas P. Kinney. No Muster roll. Organized January 16, 1862. A letter was found requesting that the company be transferred to Colonel Bennett's Battalion.
______________ Malone. No muster roll. Organized March 13, 1862. Possibly formed by division of Captain Lea's Company, as there was a 1st Lieutenant Richard T. Malone in that Company.