Military Resources for Carroll County

Generals of the Civil War  

The War for Southern Independence:

1st Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Reserves (Denis’),

aka 1st Regiment Reserves (Denis’)

(from Dunbar Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s "For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)


Company A -- Reynold’s Company (raised in Clarke & Lauderdale Counties, MS)

Company B -- Nixon’s Company (raised in Jasper, Jones, & Smith Counties, MS)

Company C -- Lampley’s Company (raised in Kemper County, MS)

Company D -- Hunter’s Company (raised in Newton County, MS)

Company E -- Hall’s Company (raised in Leake County, MS)

Company F -- Shipp’s Company (raised in Attala & Carroll Counties, MS)

Company G -- Coyle’s Company (raised in Carroll County, MS)

Company H -- McGriff’s Company (raised in Clarke & Wayne Counties, MS)

Company I -- Perkins’ Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS)

Company K -- Davis’ Company (raised in Choctaw County, MS)


Colonel -- Jules C. Denis. Lieutenant-Colonel -- D. W. Metts. Major -- J. F. Meston.

Gen. W. L. Brandon, commanding at Enterprise, reported August 1864, that he had in camp six companies of Dennis' Battalion, which would be ready to take the field August 18. He had sent one company of this cavalry to Jones County, a company of infantry to Jackson County, and one other company of infantry was doing guard duty at Enterprise. Maury to Chalmers: "Dennis' Battalion of reserves left Enterprise 18th." Major Dennis was commandant of conscripts. The regiment was supposed to be of men under i8 and over 45 years of age.

Dennis' command was reported on the Coldwater, November 16.

November 20 report: First Mississippi Cavalry Reserves, Second Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Third Mississippi Cavalry Battalion Reserves, Col. Jules C. Denis commanding, brigaded with Moorman's Battalion, under Col. Dennis.

Maj.-Gen. W. T. Martin, commanding in Northwest Mississippi ordered all of Dennis' command to Holly Springs, December 23, on account of Grierson's raid, supposed to be toward Corinth. When Grierson’s purpose was discovered, the destruction of the Mobile and Ohio, Denis was ordered in pursuit.

Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

Web Site:

The Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Web Site was brought online in 1998, and is sponsored by the MSGenWeb Project, a part of the  USGenWeb Project.

This website has been developed to provide research and family history resources for Carroll County, Mississippi ancestry.

New resources are added as made available, so check back often for new content.





2010 John Hansen, All Rights Reserved