Been researching George Dibrell who was a Lt. Col for the 25th Tn Infantry at battle of Mill Springs (Fishing Creek), Ky. They went on to Corinth, Ms. after their defeat and Gen. Zollicoffer was killed.
All I can find is Dibrell lost his position as Lt. colonel in Corinth after they restructured and voted. He also had two generals write letters of support and/or admiration to take to the Secretary of War in Richmond, Va. to raise a Partisan Cavalry. He was allowed to do so and a couple months later joined Nathan Bedford Forrest as Colonel of the 8th Tn Cavalry aka the 13th Tn. Cavarly. They never recognized the 13th in the field however.
Does anyone have any idea who beat him out for his rank of Lt. Colonel?
Was it Sidney Stanton or was it a person from Mississippi which would mean voting on the home boy?
Who were the generals that bragged on him to get his Cavalry Started?
What had Dibrell done at Corinth to impress them so much?
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