William Golsan, Private, Captain Faulkner's Company of Detached Cavalry,* enlisted September 30, 1863 at Pollard, Alabama by Capt. Thos. L. Faulkner for the duration of the war, recorded on the November 1, 1863 muster roll** as absent with leave, due pay for horse, 40 cts per day, $12.80, no further records
* This company subsequently became Company A, 8th Regiment (Livingston's) Alabama Cavalry
** This was the only muster roll on record for Company A. Thus we are unaware of his subsequent service
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
8th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Livingston's)
8th (Livingstone's) Cavalry Regiment completed its organization at Gadsden Alabama, during the spring of 1864. In July it reported to General Pillow at Blue Mountain with about 250 men. Later the unit was assigned to General Clanton's Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It was engaged at Ten Islands, served in Western Florida, then sustained heavy losses in the conflict at Bluff Spring. By February, 1865, its strength had grown to 600, but after skirmishing in Alabama, few were present when the regiment surrendered at Gainesville in May. Colonel Henry J. Livingston, Lieutenant Colonel T.L. Faulkner, and Major Sidney A. Moses were in command.