The War for Southern Independence:
Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Reserves (Denis’),
1st Regiment Reserves (Denis’)
Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi,
1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady
Howell’s "For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)
Company A -- Reynold’s Company (raised in Clarke &
Lauderdale Counties, MS)
Company B -- Nixon’s Company (raised in Jasper, Jones,
& Smith Counties, MS)
Company C -- Lampley’s Company (raised in Kemper County,
Company D -- Hunter’s Company (raised in Newton County,
Company E -- Hall’s Company (raised in Leake County, MS)
Company F -- Shipp’s Company (raised in Attala &
Carroll Counties, MS)
Company G -- Coyle’s Company (raised in Carroll County,
Company H -- McGriff’s Company (raised in Clarke &
Wayne Counties, MS)
Company I -- Perkins’ Company (raised in Lowndes County,
Company K -- Davis’ Company (raised in Choctaw County,
Colonel -- Jules C. Denis. Lieutenant-Colonel -- D. W.
Metts. Major -- J. F. Meston.
Gen. W. L. Brandon, commanding at Enterprise, reported
August 1864, that he had in camp six companies of Dennis'
Battalion, which would be ready to take the field August 18.
He had sent one company of this cavalry to Jones County, a
company of infantry to Jackson County, and one other company
of infantry was doing guard duty at Enterprise. Maury to
Chalmers: "Dennis' Battalion of reserves left Enterprise
18th." Major Dennis was commandant of conscripts. The
regiment was supposed to be of men under i8 and over 45 years
Dennis' command was reported on the Coldwater, November 16.
November 20 report: First Mississippi Cavalry Reserves,
Second Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Third
Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Col. Jules C. Denis
commanding, brigaded with Moorman's Battalion, under Col.
Maj.-Gen. W. T. Martin, commanding in Northwest Mississippi
ordered all of Dennis' command to Holly Springs, December 23,
on account of Grierson's raid, supposed to be toward Corinth.
When Grierson’s purpose was discovered, the destruction of
the Mobile and Ohio, Denis was ordered in pursuit.