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1st Regt., Miss. Cavalry Reserves - Company C (Lampley’s Company)



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The 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves was also known as 1st Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Reserves (Denis'). It was commanded by Colonel Jules C. Denis, Lieutenant-Colonel D. W. Metts, and Major J. F. Meston.


Unit History: 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 18 and over 45 years of age.


Dennis' command was reported on the Coldwater, November 16, 1864.


November 20, 1864 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. Dennis.


Maj.-Gen. W. T. Martin, commanding in Northwest Mississippi ordered all of Dennis' command to Holly Springs, December 23, 1864, on account of Grierson's raid, supposed to be near Corinth. When Grierson’s purpose was discovered (the destruction of the Mobile and Ohio), Denis was ordered in pursuit.



The following is a list of soliders serving in the 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves - Company C (Lampley’s Company). This company was raised in Kemper County. Keep in mind that while many men who served in the Confederate military joined units formed in the county in which they lived, some men joined units in neighboring counties and occassionally they would travel farther to join a unit. If you don't find your Kemper County soldier here, be sure to check surrounding counties.


The following information is presented in this order: Soldier's Name - Rank at Enlistment - Rank at Discharge


  • Allen, G. - Private - Private
  • Alton, William L. - Private - Private
  • Bailey, R. F. - Private - Private
  • Baily, R. S. - Private - Private
  • Bennett, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Bethany, H. T. - Private - Private
  • Bethany, W. T. - Private - Private
  • Bolls, G. M. - Private - Private
  • Boswell, J. - Corporal - Corporal
  • Boswell, J. M. - Corporal - Corporal
  • Bounds, W. B. - Private - Private
  • Bowls, G. M. - Private - Private
  • Bradburry, B. - Private - Private
  • Bradburry, B. - Private - Private
  • Brown, H. - Private - Private
  • Carr, W. - Private - Private
  • Carroll, T. - Private - Private
  • Carroll, Thomas - Private - Private
  • Chamberlain, D. C. - Private - Private
  • Curtis, W. P. - Private - Private
  • Davis, W. A. - Private - Private
  • Dye, E. - Private - Private
  • Eastland, J. W. - Private - Private
  • Eatman, D. M. - Private - Private
  • Eatman, D. W. - Private - Private
  • Faulkner, W. D. - Private - Private
  • Faulkner, W. J. - Private - Private
  • Fox, B. S. - Private - Private
  • French, L. M. - Private - Private
  • Gilbert, C. S. - Private - Private
  • Grice, W. R. - Private - Private
  • Griffen, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Gurley, J. - Private - Private
  • Hall, M. A. - Private - Private
  • Hanna, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Hannah, A. J. - Private - Private
  • Harris, J. B. - Sergeant - Sergeant
  • Hilton, J. P. - Private - Private
  • Hodge, E. A. - Private - Private
  • Hodges, E. A. - Private - Private
  • Holmes, T. F. - Private - Private
  • Holsenback, H. - Private - Private
  • Holsomback, G. W. - Private - Private
  • Houston, S. V. - Private - Private
  • Howell, C. - Private - Private
  • Hudson, William - Private - Private
  • Hughston, S. V. - Private - Private
  • Jarvis, R. - Private - Private
  • Johnston, B. - Private - Private
  • Johnston, P. W. - Private - Private
  • King, J. H. - Sergeant - Sergeant
  • King, R. - Private - Private
  • King, T. P. M. - Private - Private
  • Lampley, B. L. - Captain - Captain
  • Lampley, W. L. - Second Lieutenant - Second Lieutenant
  • Lewis, W. G. - Private - Private
  • Lindon, H. - Private - Private
  • Lindsay, W. T. - Private - Private
  • Lindsey, W. T. - Private - Private
  • Lovelady, J. N. - Private - Private
  • Lovelady, J. W. - Private - Private
  • Marsh, J. C. H. - Private - Private
  • Marsh, J. H. - Private - Private
  • May, Thomas - Private - Private
  • McAlpine, J. - Private - Private
  • McClarin, J. A. - Private - Private
  • McClurg, C. M. - Sergeant - Sergeant
  • McCrary, Joseph - Private - Private
  • McDonald, J. G. - Private - Private
  • McKellar, D. H. - Private - Private
  • McKellen, D. H. - Private - Private
  • McLaurin, J. A. - Private - Private
  • McLaurin, J. W. - Private - Private
  • McMillen, J. C. - Private - Private
  • Metts, D. W. - Private - Private
  • Michie, G. A. - Private - Private
  • Miles, J. B. - Private - Private
  • Miles, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Mitchell, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Moore, J. - Private - Private
  • Moore, W. - First Sergeant - First Sergeant
  • Mosley, R. J. - Private - Private
  • Mosley, W. E. - Sergeant - Sergeant
  • Newell, R. B. - Private - Private
  • Pearson, W. - Private - Private
  • Peden, A. E. - Private - Private
  • Peden, E. A. - Private - Private
  • Peden, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Pigg, J. H. - Private - Private
  • Pigg, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Powell, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Reece, C. M. - Private - Private
  • Rosemond, S. A. - Private - Private
  • Rosman, S. - Private - Private
  • Sanderson, E. - Private - Private
  • Scott, W. - Private - Private
  • Scott, W. R. - Private - Private
  • Sellars, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Sellers, J. M. - Private - Private
  • Shannon, G. - Private - Private
  • Shepherd, T. - Private - Private
  • Sheppard, T. - Private - Private
  • Shotts, D. H. - Private - Private
  • Smith, B. H. - Private - Private
  • Smith, E. H. - Private - Private
  • Smith, E. M. - Private - Private
  • Smith, H. H. - Corporal - Corporal
  • Smith, N. H. - Private - Private
  • Stennis, W. K. - Sergeant - Sergeant
  • Swaringham, M. M. - Private - Private
  • Swaringham, W. B. - First Lieutenant - First Lieutenant
  • Swearingen, M. M. - Private - Private
  • Taylor, G. A. - Private - Private
  • Terry, John - Private - Private
  • Terry, T. J. - Third Lieutenant - Third Lieutenant
  • Thomas, W. A. - Private - Private
  • Trewitt, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Truett, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Vance, G. - Private - Private
  • Warren, C. D. - unknown - unknown
  • White, H. D. - Corporal - Corporal
  • Withers, M. A. - Private - Private
  • Woodruff, J. A. - Private - Private
  • Woodruff, J. C. - Private - Private
  • Youngblood, T. J. - Private - Private