Ogden's Cavalry

9th Louisiana Cavalry
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Active January, 1865–May 12, 1865
Country Confederate States of America
Allegiance CSA Dixie
Branch Volunteer Army, American Civil War
Type Cavalry
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Nickname Ogden's Cavalry
Engagements American Civil War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Fred N. Ogden

Ogden's Cavalry, a.k.a. 9th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment[1], was a Confederate unit in the American Civil War. The unit was commanded by Colonel Frederick Nash Ogden. Although the unit was called a cavalry regiment, it was more properly classified as a mounted infantry unit[2].

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History

Bronze of Colonel Ogden

The regiment was organized in January 1865 in Mississippi, under the command of Colonel Odgen. Colonel Ogden was a veteran of the siege of Vicksburg. During that battle, the then Major Ogden was with the Louisiana 8th Battalion Heavy Artillery from March 29-July 3, 1863.

When this new cavalry unit was formed, Colonel Ogden received under his command three or four companies from Gober's Regiment Mounted Infantry, three companies formerly with the 14th Confederate Cavalry Regiment, one company from his own temporary battalion, and two recently organized companies. These two new companies, G and H, and possibly one or more of the others, because of their familiarity with the countryside, operated along the lower Amite River and near the Mississippi River south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana until about April, 1865. The other companies participated in the marches and engagements of Colonel John Scott's cavalry brigade in northern and central Mississippi. In April 1865, the companies all united near Meridian, Mississippi. The unit surrendered on May 4, 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama. Most of its troops were paroled on May 12, 1865 at Gainesville, Alabama[3].

Companies

Company Name Parish of Origin Commander
A New River Rangers (formerly Co. B Cage's Battalion) Ascension Capt. Joseph Gonzales
B Skipwith Guards (formerly Co. A 27th Infantry) East Feliciana Capt. Joseph A. Norwood
C Plains Store Rangers (formerly Co. C Cage's Battalion) East Baton Rouge Capt. Gilbert C. Mills
D Spencer Guards (formerly Co. H 27th Infantry) St. Helena Capt. Thaddeus C.S. Robertson
E Mullen's Scouts & Sharpshooters (formerly Co. H 14th Confed. Cavalry) Orleans Capt. Louis S. Greenlee
F (formerly Co. F Powers' Regiment) East Feliciana Capt. Tully R. Brady
G Ascension Capt. H. R. Doyal
H Iberville Capt. Joseph U. Babin
I (formerly Co. A Ogden's Battalion) East Baton Rouge Capt. Joseph Hinson
K Baton Rouge Invincibles (formerly Co. B 9th Infantry) East Baton Rouge Capt. B. F. Burnett

See also

References

  1. ^ http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/state/military/wbts/booths-index/intro.txt
  2. ^ Louisiana Cavalry Units
  3. ^ Bergeron, Arthur W., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1965, LSU Press, 1996, p. 54-55

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