Thursday, 5/28/63, Gen. Dodge, at Corinth, Miss., reported to Gen. Rosecrans, that "Roddey was crossing to north side of river. The force was in Okolona up to Sunday night, but was said to have marching orders from Johnston. It was also said Wood had been placed in command of mounted force." OR Volume 23, Chapter 35, Part 2, Page 370.
Were both the 4th and 5th Alabama cavalry regiments involved? Were the full regiments involved, or just detachments? Were other Confederate units involved? Federal reports indicate Confederate artillery.
Monday, 5/18/63, Bragg ordered "Colonel Patterson’s regiment of cavalry is detached from Brigadier-General Martin’s brigade, and will proceed immediately to join Colonel Roddey for duty" .
Had Roddey been promoted to General at this point? Did he command his brigade and the District?
Thursday, 3/28/63, Gen. Bragg, at Tullahoma, Tenn., ordered that "Col. P. D. Roddey’s regiment of Alabama cavalry is detached from Brigadier-General Martin’s division, and will proceed to Northern Alabama. On his arrival at the Tennessee River, Colonel Roddey will relieve Brig. Gen. S.A.M. Wood, in command of the district of Northern Alabama, and, on being relieved, General Wood will rejoin his brigade" OR Volume 23, Chapter 35, Part 2, Page 728.