Tenth Confederate Regiment (Cavalry)

This regiment was organized at Murfreesboro, by consolidating the battalions of Goode and Slaughter*--the latter being the cavalry of Hilliard's legion, which had passed through the Kentucky campaign. Brigaded under General Pegram, the Tenth lost 8 killed, 19 wounded, and 62 captured at Monticello. After operating in east Tennessee, the regiment raided into Kentucky, and fought in a half dozen severe conflicts, losing 160 men in all. Surprised at Jimtown, the regiment lost about 50 men, mostly captured. At Chicamauga the Tenth fought under Forrest, and lost heavily. Placed in Wade's (afterwards Hume's and Robinson's) brigade, Kelly's division, with the First and Third Confederate and a Georgia and Louisiana regiment, the Tenth lost largely at Resaca and New Hope, and performed arduous duty during the Dalton-Atlanta campaign. It was then in Wheeler's last raid, moving as far as Saltville, Va. Having returned to assist Gen. Hood, the Tenth proceded to the Carolinas, and was engaged at Bentonville. It surrendered with Johnson's army, 300 strong.

Field and Staff

Colonels -- C. T. Goode of Georgia; wounded at Chicamauga; retired. John B. Rudolph of Lowndes; resigned. Wm. J. Vason of Georgia, wounded at Bentonville.

Lieut. Colonels -- M. M. Slaughter of Talladega; wounded at Cleveland; retired. Wm. J. Vason; promoted.

Majors -- John B. Rudolph; wounded at New Hope; promoted. T. F. Holt of Georgia.

Adjutants -- John M. McKleroy of Barbour; transferred to line. Jos. E. Mitchell of Virginia; captured in Kentucky.

Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.

Chambers -- Peter M. Rowland; resigned. Charles Phillips; resigned. John M. McKleroy.

Tallapoosa -- M. G. Slaughter; resigned. John Slaughter.

Randolph -- William Smith; resigned. J. J. Clements; wounded and captured at Jimtown.

Lowndes -- (John B. Rudolph while in battalion; promoted). James Maynard; resigned. Thomas A. Knight; wounded at Resaca.

Talladega -- . . . Barnes; captured in Kentucky; died in prison. John Hendricks.

Barbour -- James Brazier.

[The other four companies were Georgians.]

*Slaughter's (the 17th Alabama) battalion was commanded by M. M. Slaughter of Talladega as major, and had five companies.

Created: 3/11/97