Only Co C of the 18th Miss Cav BN was present at the Battle of Franklin because it was serving as the escort company for Gen Chalmers. The rest of the unit was in the Mobile area. Gen Chalmers wrote about Co C of the 18th Miss at Franklin. Forrest asked Chalmers to charge, and gave him Wilson's Regiment to support his escort company, which made the charge, but found, as Chalmers had urged, that the infantry were present in force, in the woods. General Chalmers wrote in a personal letter, describing the incident as one of the most memorable feats of the war: "Lieut. Elbert Oliver, of my escort company, was shot in the foot at one side of me, and Carson, my bugler, was severely wounded on the other side of me. You (Frank Norfleet) and I together, making a circuit so as to get out of the line of fire, galloped back to General Forrest, who said to me, 'they were there sure, enough.'"