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The Alabama eighth (Hatch's) Cavalry Regiment used to be prepared at Newbern, Alabama, in April, 1864, via including one corporation to the 9 of Hatch's Battalion that had entered accomplice carrier the former iciness. the boys have been shape Sumter, Dallas, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Marengo, Choctaw, and Fayette counties. It joined basic Pillow at Blue Mountain, then used to be assigned to C. G. Armistead's Brigade, division of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

The eighth moved into north Georgia and was once engaged within the determined stumble upon at Lafayette, with a lack of 30 killed and wounded and approximately seventy five prisoners. almost immediately after, the 8th fought at Rome, wasting approximately 20 males killed and wounded. It used to be ordered to west Florida quickly after, and used to be in entrance of Steele as he moved on Pollard.

In December, on receiving information of a Federal excursion from Pensacola to Pollard, Ala., Colonel Armistead moved his brigade to Bluff Springs, a march of a hundred and fifty miles in fifty-four hours, and pursued the day trip on its go back, December 16-17, normal McKean, commanding at Pensacola, mentioned that "considerable critical battling came about in any respect the streams from the Little Escambia to Pine Barren Creek." Colonel Robinson, commanding the excursion, used to be seriously wounded, and in his troops 17 killed and sixty four wounded.

The eighth surrendered at Gainesville, Florida in overdue may perhaps, 1865.


Tuskaloosa -- W. T. Poe.

Tuskaloosa -- L. N. Cole.

Sumter -- James V. Tutt.

Dallas -- M. M. Burke.

Greene -- G. G. Perrin; killed at Pine-barren Creek. Brett Randolph.

Marengo -- E. Charles England.

Tuskaloosa -- W. H. Lawrence; killed at Rome. E. W. Owen.

Chocta -- Eugene C. Rhodes; captured at LaFayette.

Greene -- James Harrison; captured at Lafayette.

Fayette -- W. H. Whitley.

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