The Tennessee 10th Cavalry Regiment was organized in February, 1863, by consolidating Cox's and Napier's Tennessee Cavalry Battalions. Its companies were raised in the counties of Perry, Humphreys, Decatur, Hickman, Davidson, Montgomery, and Henry. It fought at Brentwood, Denmark, and Chickamauga, then saw action in the Atlanta Campaign and Hood's operations in Tennessee. During February, 1865, it was consolidated with the 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment and in May contained 30 officers and 280 men. The unit ended the war in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
Colonels Nicholas N. Cox and William E. De Moss, Lieutenant Colonel Edward B. Trezevant, and Major John Minor.
Forrest's Brigade, of Major General Earl Van Dorn's Division.
Temporarily attached to Brigadier General F. C. Armstrong's Brigade Battles:
The Atlanta Campaign
Hood's operations in Tennessee Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1283 men.
From Cox’s Battalion:
W. H. Bass, Co. "A". Became 1st Company "A", l0th Cavalry Regiment. Organized April 9, 1862 at Waverly, Humphreys County, with men from Perry and Humphreys Counties.
W. H. Lewis, Co. "B". Became Company "B", 10th Regiment. Organized October 8, 1862 at Linden, Perry County.
Elisha S. Stevens, Co. "C". Became Company "C", 10th Regiment. Organized October 8, 1862 at Linden, Perry County, with men from Decatur and Hickman Counties.
B. G. Rickman, Co. "D". Became Company "H", 10th Regiment. Organized December 11, 1862 at Linden, Perry County.
B. Herron, Co. "E". Became 1st Company "K", l0th Regiment. Organized October and November 1862 with men from Humphreys and Perry Counties.
From Napier’s Battalion:
William E. DeMoss, Co. "A". Organized December 5, 1862. Men from Davidson County. Became "D", 10th Regiment.
John Minor, Co. "B". Organized December 7, 1862. Men from Montgomery County. Became "E", 10th Regiment.
W. W. Hobbs, Co. "C". Organized November 10, 1862. Men from Humphreys County. Became "F", l0th Regiment. Bibliography for Research: