July 4, 1861
Mounted Regiment for the War
our yesterday’s issue we noted the fact that COL. WIRT ADAMS, of Mississippi, had
received authority from the Confederate Government to raise a regiment of
mounted men to serve for the war. This
being the first cavalry regiment authorized to be raised in the Cotton States, it will doubtless attract the attention and excite
the military ardor of the young men who prefer that dashing and gallant arm of
connection with this subject we mention that we have seen a letter from Col.
Adams, addressed to Capt. JAMES HOGAN, of this city, authorizing him to receive
three or four Alabama
companies for this regiment. It is
proposed to arm the different companies with rifles or double barrel guns,
according to the taste and experience of the different companies in the use of
these arms. CAPT. HOGAN, as an
experienced cavalry officer, strongly recommends the double barrel gun as the
most effectual weapon for mounted men.
The other arms will be sabre and pistol. The members of the corps are to mount, arm
and equip themselves. The horses may be
obtained at home and transported or bought in Virginia.
A general rendezvous for the regiment will shortly be announced.
RAVESIES, Esq., of this city, is raising one of the companies. Young men who desire to engage in the
enterprise can obtain all requisite information on application to Capt. HOGAN.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]