July 4, 1861
REGIMENT OF MOUNTED MEN FOR THE WAR—The Jackson Mississippian learns that Wirt
Adams, Esq., has been authorized by the President to enlist a regiment of
mounted men for the war, designed for service as independent, partisan force
for active operation and constant movement, not confined to any particular
locality or superior command, but acting under general orders from the
President or Secretary of War.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]