Seventh Alabama
Cavalry Regiment

This Seventh was organized at Newbern, in Greene, July 22, 1863, and was raised as part of the brigade of Gen. Clanton. Ordered to Pollard, the regiment remained in that vicinity for nearly a year. In the fall of 1864, the Seventh reported to Gen. Forrest at Corinth, and was assigned to Rucker's brigade. It took part in the raid on Johnsonville, and was engaged in the fighting as Hood moved up to Nashville. The Seventh also bore the brunt of the night attack of the enemy at Brentwood, suffering severely in killed and wounded. During Hood's retreat, the regiment fought daily and nightly, repelling the repeated assaults of the enemy's swarm of cavalry. When the Seventh reached Corinth, only 64 rank and file (effective) were left of the 350 with which it began the campaign. After recruiting a few weeks, the regiment joined Gen. Buford, at Montevallo, 300 strong. Ordered to west Florida, the Seventh reached Greenville, then turned and confronted Wilson's corps from Benton to Girard, fighting and obstructing his march. At Girard the regiment was in the line, and took part in the last fighting of the great war. It moved by way of Dadeville and Wetumpka, and surrendered at Gainesville, May 14, 1865.


Field and Staff

Colonels -- Joseph Hodgson of Montgomery.

Lieut. Colonels -- Henry J. Livingston of Autauga; resigned. Turner Clanton of Montgomery.

Majors -- Turner Clanton; promoted. Frank C. Randolph of Montgomery.

Adjutants -- Wm. T. Charles of Montgomery captured, but escaped.


Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.

Randolph -- F. C. Randolph; promoted. W. F. M'clintock.

Montgomery -- E. D. Ledyard.

Montgomery -- Britton C. Tarver.

(Cadets) -- Charles P. Storrs; wounded at Columbia.

Shelby -- L. H. Mottier.

Montgomery -- A. H. Bright.

Randolph -- O. P. Knight.

Pickens -- S. V. Ferguson.

Greene -- D. P. Scarborough.

Montgomery -- Dalton Yancey.



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