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By John C. Rigdon

ISBN-10: 1514234874

ISBN-13: 9781514234877

sooner than, and soon after the conflict of Shiloh in April of 1862, there have been many self reliant cavalry businesses that were raised in Alabama to satisfy the manpower calls for of the accomplice States military. Colonel Philip Dale Roddey used to be chargeable for the production of the 4th Alabama Cavalry (Roddey's) Regiment via organizing a bunch of those self sufficient businesses that have been raised out of Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Walker Counties.

The regiment was once geared up at Tuscumbia, October 1862, and was once despatched to center Tennessee. It wintered close to the military, yet within the early spring used to be despatched to the Tennessee Valley.

On Forrest's Athens and Pulaski raid, the Fourth bore the brunt of 2 or 3 fights, and used to be badly chop up. It bore the top half in Gen. Roddey's pursuits, repelling raids, picketing front, and creating a variety of bold assaults, resembling that at Barton's and the single at Florence. whilst Wilson crossed the mountains, the regiment was once in his entrance, and fought approximately all of the manner from Montevallo to Selma. the bigger section of the Fourth used to be captured at Selma, and the remnant laid down its palms at Pond Spring.

Captains, and Counties from Which the corporations Came.

Franklin -- Jas. Williams; killed at Courtland. C. J. Hyatt.

Lauderdale -- Joseph H. Sloss; transferred. Thos. Williams; wounded close to Bainbridge; killed close to Huntsville. J. M. Weems.

Lauderdale -- Wm. H. Welsh.

Franklin -- W. R. Julian; until eventually re-organized. John A. Steele.

Lawrence -- J. H. Shackelford; transferred. Ward McDonald.

Franklin -- John Newsom; transferred. John C. Nelson; wounded and captured.

Franklin -- Jere. day-by-day; until re-organized. Edw. J. Odum.

Walker -- E. Kelly; wounded.

Lawrence -- Philip Thirlkill; transferred. .... Maguire.

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