Forrest's corps, and surrendered with his troops at Gainesville. Col. A. A. Russell was twice wounded; he was early placed in command of a brigade, and the regiment was for a long time under command of Lieut.-Col. Jos. M. Hambrick, who was wounded at Calhoun, Ga.; Capt. Thomas W. Hampton was killed at Mossy Creek; Capt. Oliver B. Gaston was captured, and died in prison; Capts. Henry F. Smith, W. C. Bacot, Flavius J. Graham and David Davidson were wounded.
EXTRACTS FROM OFFICIAL WAR RECORDS.
Vol. XVII, Part 1—(593, 594, 595) Gen. N. B. Forrest, in his report of operations, December 18, 1862, says: "Col. A. A. Russell, Fourth Alabama cavalry, and Maj. N. W. Cox, Second battalion Tennessee cavalry, with their commands, were sent out on the left to destroy bridges and culverts on the railroads from Jackson to Corinth and Bolivar. . . . Colonel Russell and his command deserve especial notice for their gallantry in the fight at Lexington and Spring creek. Capt. F. B. Gurley, Fourth Alabama cavalry, with 12 men, charged a gun at Lexington supported by over 100 Federal cavalry. He captnred the gun, losing his orderly-sergeant by the fire of the gun when within 15 feet of its muzzle." (598, 599) Col. George G. Dibrell says: "On the 18th December, the enemy attempted to destroy the bridge at Beech river, but were driven back by the Fourth Alabama.
Vol. XVII, Part 2—(462) Mentioned by Thomas A. Davies (Union), Columbus, Ky., December 23, 1862, as 450 strong.
Vol. XXIII, Part 1—(135) Mentioned by Gen. D. S. Stanley (Union), near Shelbyville, March 4, 1863. (379) Report of Gen. J. B. Turchin (Union) says: "200 of Russell's cavalry near Versailles, June 12th."
Vol. XXIII, Part 2–(913) Gen. H. W. Walter, Chattanooga, July 15, 1863, says: "The Fourth regiment Alabama cavalry is especially detailed, and will report to Brigadier-General Pillow for duty.” (943) In Russell's brigade, Martin's division, Bragg's army, July 31st.
No. 50—(232) Hagan's brigade, Wharton's division, Wheeler's corps, Chickamauga campaign.
No. 51—(19) Col. J. M Hambrick commanding; in