Powers's Regiment Volunteer Cavalry

[sometimes erroneously called 4th Regiment Cavalry]

 

 

[Companies  G   I]

 

From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 55:

"Colonel Powers began trying to organize a regiment in December, 1863.  About March, 1864, six companies of the 18th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion, one independent Louisiana company, and three Mississippi companies were placed under Powers' command.  The new regiment is attributed to both Louisiana and the regular Confederate army.  Some sources erroneously call the unit the 4th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment.  On April 7, [1864], the regiment defeated an enemy force near Port Hudson and captured an artillery piece.  The men performed picket and outpost duty between Clinton, Louisiana, and Woodville, Mississippi, during the remainder of the spring.  In June, the regiment moved to Jackson, Mississippi, as part of Colonel John Scott's cavalry brigade.  The men skirmished with an enemy force moving against the city from Vicksburg, July 5-7, and pursued the enemy on their retreat back to Vicksburg.  In late July or early August, the regiment returned to the Clinton area.  For the next several months, the men performed picket and outpost duty again.  On October 5, they helped drive an enemy force from near Jackson, Louisiana, to St. Francisville.  The next day, the regiment moved toward Woodville to oppose another enemy raid.  Later in the month, the six Louisiana companies in the regiment were transferred to Gober's Regiment Mounted Infantry.  The Mississippi companies went into another command.  Powers eventually commanded a Mississippi cavalry regiment that Union sources confused with this mixed unit."

 

ROSTER

 

Company G (Owensís)

Mississippi

 

MARTIN, G. W. Pvt. Sgt.  See Company I, 2nd Regiment Infantry.  (B2:891)  //  Probably not Cajun.

1  Co. G, Power's Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company I (Daigreís)

Livingston, East Baton Rouge, & Ascension

 

DAIGLE [Daigre, Daigro], Henry L. CPT.   //  Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 55.  //  See also Companies G & I, 18th Battalion Cavalry; & Company I, Goberís Regiment Mounted Infantry.

1  Co. I, Power's Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

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