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Although modern citations and those of the National Archives
note the regiment as mounted infantry, they were in fact considered Cavalry.

Prior to December 1863, they were infantry. Thereafter, BGen,
Vaughn had them mounted and all regimental and brigade correspondence thereafter records them as Cavalry.

Following Lee's surrender, they formed part of Jefferson Davis's Cavalry escort.

See my web page noted below which records the history of the 43rd Tennessee, which were brigaded with the 61st from November 1863 till wars end.

George Martin

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