2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the
southern section of the state. It was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department and served
within the boundaires of Louisiana throughout the war. The unit confronted the Federals in many
conflicts, but in the fight at Henderson's Hill on March 21, 1864, it had 15 officers and 192 men
captured. It continued to serve, then disbanded during the spring of 1865. The field officers were
Colonels James D. Blair and William G. Vincent, Lieutenant Colonel Winter W. Breazeale, and
Major James M. Thompson.
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