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G E Stamper

Birth: 19 Mar 1847

Death: 10 Aug 1871

(Aged 24 years, 4 months, 22 days.)

Burial: Decatur Cemetery
Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi, USA

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Served in Company D, 1st Cav.Res., Mississippi as Pvt

Unit Details:
1st Cavalry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1862. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Carroll, De Soto, Tishomingo, Itawamba, Quitman, Noxubee, Bolivar, and Pontotoc. The unit served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, then was assigned to W.H. Jackson's, Ross', Cosby's, and F.C. Armstrong's Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It contained 22 officers and 220 men in July, 1862 and confronted the Federals in various conflicts in Mississippi. Later the regiment was involved in the operations in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee where its casualties were 2 killed and 27 wounded. It went on to fight in North Georgia and Alabama but only a few surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel R.A. Pinson, Lieutenant Colonel F.A. Montgomery, and Majors John S. Simmons and E.G. Wheeler.
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