Southern Boots and Saddles: The Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry C.S.A., First Regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry, 1863-1865


This book contains transcribed military service records of 1,611 dedicated, brave Southern men who served with the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry. These men, for the most part, came from the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida, South Alabama and Southeast Mississippi. Alphabetically arranged entries identify the men associated with the regiment and contain varying amounts of military and personal data. A short history of the regiment and its movements precede the service records. The story of the regiment and men of the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry-First Regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry-is preserved on these pages. The Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry was organized and formed in 1863 from existing smaller, but experienced, Alabama and Florida Cavalry units. The first muster roll was on September 12, 1863, at Camp Halls Mill, Alabama, west of Mobile. This Southern cavalry regiment rode with and under the command of Colonel Henry "Harry" Maury. They served and fought along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida, and were engaged at the Battles of Spanish Fort and Blakeley, Alabama, in April 1865. They were surrendered in May of 1865 as part of Lieutenant General Richard Taylor's Confederate Army of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. This is the author's fourth book on Confederate regiments with Alabama ties.

Arthur E. Green

(2005), 2007, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 230 pp.

ISBN: 9780788438134