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Re: Company D, 16th Confederate Cavalry


Enoch Starling McGahey served with 16th Confederate Cavalry, Company “D”

E. S. McGahey,/McGahee Private, Company D, Armistead’s Regiment of Cavalry,* enlisted September 20, 1863 at Pikesville, Ala. by Capt. Fergusion for the war, detailed as Regimental Teamster May 1, 1864, command surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., May 1, 1865, paroled at Gainesville, Ala., May 14, 1865

* The designation of this regiment was changed to the 12th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry March 24, 1865

Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi


Record of Events for Twelfth Mississippi Cavalry
(Sixteenth Confederate Cavalry),
August 1863-March 1865

Company D

Stationed at Blue Mountain, Alabama, June 5, 1864.
October 1, 1863.— Organized and mustered by Captain Fergu-
Ordered on conscript duty Carnam, Alabama. Reported to
Major [illegible]. Was ordered to Pollard, Alabama. [Reported
to] General [James Holt] Clanton. Thence [marched] to Gonza-
lez, Florida; thence to Mobile. Ordered from Mobile to Meridian
by General Maury. Ordered by Lieutenant-General Polk to report
to General [Nathan Bedford] Forrest. . . .
Commanding, Company.

Stationed at Talladega, Alabama, July-August 1864.
July 2.— The company left Blue Mountain for Tuscaloosa,
Alabama. Passed through Talladega and Montevallo.
July 9.— Reached Tuscaloosa. Returned from thence to Chehaw
on the Montgomery and West Point Railroad by way of Selma
and Montgomery. Remained there for several days.
Moved to Opelika. From thence to Talladega. Remained
there several days.
Marched from thence to the neighborhood of Marietta, Geor-
gia but finding the enemy too strongly entrenched, concluded that
discretion was the better part of valor and returned to reserve
camp at Talladega, Alabama.

Station not stated, November-December 1864.
Since November 1, the company has marched from Jack-
sonville, Alabama to Opelika. From thence to Pollard. From
Pollard to Spring Hill, near Mobile and back from thence within
the neighborhood of Pollard, making, in all, a distance of more
than 600 miles, averaging about ten miles per day for the last
sixty days.
During this time the company has engaged the enemy once.
December 1.— Assisted in driving back a raid of Negroes and
whites, which had advanced on Pollard, Alabama. One man
slightly wounded is the only casualty the company has sustained.


Armistead's Cavalry Brigade (a.k.a.) 12th Mississippi Cavalry

George Martin

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