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J H Lucas

Birth: 26 May 1826

Death: 8 May 1918

(Aged 91 years, 11 months, 12 days.)

Burial: Walnut Mound Cemetery
Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi, USA

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Served in Company C, 5th Cav., Mississippi as Surg

Unit Details:
5th Cavalry Regiment was assembled at Columbus, Mississippi during the summer of 1863. Many of the men had seen prior service in various state commands, and some were from Panola and Kemper counties. It was assigned to Chalmers', W.F. Slemons', R. McCulloch's, Mabrey's, and W. Adams' Brigade and confronted the Federals in Mississippi, Kentucky, West Tennessee, and Alabama. Companies C, D, E, H, and K were captured at Selma in April, 1865, and the remaining companies were included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Its commanders were Colonel James Z. George; Lieutenant Colonels James A. Barksdale, P.H. Echols, W.M. Reed, and Nathaniel Wickliffe; and Majors W.G. Henderson and William B. Perry. Associated unit: 19th (George's) Cavalry Battalion, organized during the late summer of 1863, totalled 350 effectives in October. It served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, then early in 1864 disbanded. Some of its members joined the 5th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel James Z. George was its commander.
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