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S. O. Reeves enlisted as a Private in Company D, 2nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion** August 30,1862 at Head Spring, Alabama, promoted 4th Sergeant October 15, 1863, last shown present on February 13, 1864 muster, no further records [this was the last surviving muster roll for the company]

**This company subsequently became Company I, 7th Regiment Alabama Cavalry.

The 19th (also known as 2nd) Battalion (Thomason's) Alabama Cavalry and the 14th Battaion (Malone's) Alabama Partisan Rangers were consolidated by S. O. No. 25, Headquarters Wharton's Divison, dated April 15, 1863, to form the 7th Regiment Alabama Cavalry. This organization was subsequently known as the 9th [Malone's] Regiment Alabama Cavalry.

9th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Malone's)

9th Cavalry Regiment [also called 7th Regiment] was organized near Tullahoma, Tennessee, in May, 1863, by consolidating the 14th Alabama Partisan Rangers and the 2nd (19th) Alabama Cavalry Battalion. The officers and men were from the counties of Limestone, De Kalb, Madison, Morgan, Lauderdale, Cherokee, and Lawrence. Assigned to General J.T. Morgan's and W.W. Allen's Brigade, it participated in the Battles of Chickamauga and Shelbyville, was with Longstreet in East Tennessee, and fought in various conflicts around Atlanta. Later it was active in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee, about 100 strong. Colonel J.C. Malone, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Zach. Thomason, and Major Eugene F. Falconnet were in command.



The Ninth cavalry (also called Seventh) was formed near
Tullahoma, May, 1863, by consolidating Malone's and Z.
Thomason's battalions.

It was in Wheeler's corps during the entire war. It first
served in Wharton's division until December, 1863, and was in
many skirmishes.

It was then brigaded under Morgan, Russell, Allen and Hagan,
and was constantly engaged in skirmishing. It suffered
severely at Shelbyville and in protecting Longstreet's corps.

It was in the pursuit of Sherman during 1864 and 1865, and
finally surrendered in North Carolina.

There were many casualties among its officers. Col. James C.
Malone was wounded in Tennessee and at Noonday Creek.
Lieut.Col. Z. Thomason, Maj. Thomas H. Malone and Capt. S. S.
Clayton were captured at Shelbyville.

Adjt. William H. Binford died in the service. Capt. S. P.
Dobbs was wounded at Shelbyville and in Georgia. Capt. James
M. Robinson was wounded and captured; Capt. John B. Floyd was
wounded at Noonday Creek; Capt. William E. Thompson was
wounded in Tennessee and at Calhoun; Capt. Robert W. Figg was
wounded at Dover; Capt. George Mason, who commanded the
regiment in the summer of 1864, was wounded at Atlanta; Capt.
James M. Stevenson was killed at Dover, Capt. William E.
Wayland at Rome, and Capt. James E. Nance in South Carolina.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 275

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