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E Alexander

Birth: 26 May 1848

Death: 29 Jun 1929

(Aged 81 years, 1 months, 3 days.)

Burial: Springville Cemetery
Springville, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA

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Served in Company A, 7th Cav., Alabama as Pvt

Unit Details:
7th Cavalry Regiment was formed at Newborn, Alabama, during July, 1863, with companies were raised in the counties of Randolph, Shelby, Greene, Pickens, and Montgomery. For a year the unit served in the Pollard area assigned to General Clanton's Brigade. In July, 1864, it contained 451 men, but was not serving as one command; two companies were with General Page, and eight rode with Colonel I.W. Patton. The 7th was later attached to B.M. Thomas', W.W. Allen's, and Bell's Brigade. It took part in the raid on Johnsonville and was engaged in the fighting as Hood moved toward Nashville. In April, 1865, it had less than 300 effectives and half that number surrendered at Gainesville, Alabama, in May. The field officers were Colonel Joseph Hodgson, and Lieutenant Colonels Turner Clanton, Jr., Henry J. Livingston, and F.C. Randolph.
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