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division, Wheeler's cavalry, June to August, 1864. No. 78—(856) Assignment as above, September 30th.

No. 92—(961) Mentioned by General Anderson as near Savannah, December 15, 1864.

No. 98—(1065) Hampton's cavalry corps, Johnston's army, April 9, 1865. (1122) Mentioned in General Wheeler's report, near Wilson's store, March 1st.

No. 99–(1071) Capt. W. J. Vason, Anderson's brigade, Allen's division, Wheeler's corps, Hardee's army, January 31, 1865. (1096) Mentioned in report of General Allen, February 4th. (1301) Mentioned in letter of Lieut.-Col. Jo Robins, March 1st.


The Fifteenth regiment of Confederate cavalry was organized early in 1864, at Mobile, and was composed of Alabama and Florida companies which had done coast duty for two or three years. It was placed under the command of Col. Henry Maury, and remained in the vicinity of Mobile and Pensacola the greater part of the year, except when it was sent in the fall to Louisiana, and took part in a brilliant fight at Tunica. It served, successively, in Jenifer's, Reynolds', Patton's, McCulloch's, and Clanton's brigades, in Maury's army. The regiment was described at organization as "full, well mounted and well armed;" by December it had lost several hundred, and was reported as "poorly clad and scantily fed;" but in January, 1865, it was recruited from citizens of Mobile and vicinity, armed with miscellaneous weapons, and numbered 1,200 men. It was 800 strong in the city in February. The companies were almost always on detached duty, watching and checking the advance of the enemy and guarding the approaches to the city of Mobile. In April it was sent to establish a courier line to Demopolis. Before this could be done, the regiment took part in a disastrous fight at Claiborne. It blew up the magazine and evacuated Choctaw Bluff, April 14, 1865. The greater part of the men were disbanded, and the few who remained in arms were paroled