Barbiere’s Cavalry Battalion, Local Defense Troops

Major Joseph Barbiere’s Cavalry Battalion was organized in 1864 from several independent companies, which had themselves been created as supporting forces for the Conscript Reserves. The battalion served principally in central Alabama during the fall and winter, 1864-1865, and it was first assigned (November 1, 1864) to Armistead’s Cavalry Brigade, District of Central Alabama, until January 1865. The unit was headquartered at Wilsonville, Alabama (February 1865) and was reported as serving with the Alabama Reserves with six companies (“A”-“F”). It was assigned to, and included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor at Citronelle, Alabama, on May 4, 1865. 488 Soldiers Barbiere’s Cavalry Battalion consisted of Companies “A”-“E” (probably Captain John C. Brown’s, Captain J. M. Clifton’s, Captain George W. Dawson’s, Captain Thomas J. Goldsby’s, and Captain Thomas K. Truss’ companies), “F” (Captain Andrew W. Bowie’s), and “G” (Captain P. L. Griffitts)

Dawson’s Cavalry

An Independent Company organized August 1, 1863 which was organized and commanded by Captain George W. Dawson of Perote, then Pike, now Bullock County. The Company was made up of draft exempt men (very young and very old) from Macon County, Pike County and what is now Bullock County Alabama. Dawson’s Cavalry was organized with other independent companies into Barbiere’s Cavalry Battalion sometime before November 1, 1864. Captain Dawson born 1835 was the first commander of Company I (Perote Guards), 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment; the 1st was reorganized in spring 1862 and Dawson then enrolled as Lieutenant, Company B, 53d Partisan Rangers (53d Alabama Cavalry) Homer Jones, Ozark Alabama.

Dawson’s Cavalry Roster

Finney, James AL Dawson’s Cav. Hooks, C. D. AL Dawson’s Cav. Jones, R. L. AL Dawson’s Cav. Martin, J. D. AL Dawson’s Cav. Martin, J. F. AL Dawson’s Cav. McClender, W. H. AL Dawson’s Cav. Padjett, I. M. AL Dawson’s Cav. John Wilkerson – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA” William Smith – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Bullock County Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA” Alexander McNair – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Bullock County Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA” Daniel McMillan – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Bullock County Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA” John McLoed – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Bullock County Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA” William Hooks – Bethel Presbyterian Church Yard in Scotland (Union Springs) Bullock County Alabama “Dawson’s Calvary CSA”

Alphabetical Roster

Ables, H. M., Truss’ Co. Acton, S. M. Adair, R. E., Goldsby’s Co. Adams, A. J., Bowie’s Bowie’s Co. F Adams, Benjamin E., Brown’s Co. Adams, J., Bowies’ Co. Adams, Linley, Truss’ Co. Akin, J. W., Bowie’s Bowie’s Co. F Allen, Royall, Bowie’s Bowie’s Co. F Alverson, B. F., Co. M Andirson, J., Bowies’ Co. Anthony, C. P., Co. E Armstrong, J. H., Bowie’s Bowie’s Co. F Armstrong, J. J., Co. G Ashcroft, T. S. Avereitte, B. W., Goldsby’s Co. Baker, A. E., Goldsby’s Co. Baldwin, J. P., Dawson’s Co. 2nd Lieutenant Baldwin, J. W., Sergeant Ballard, A. M., Co. C Banister, E. W., Bowie’s Co. F Banister, J. C., Bowie’s Co. F Barnett, J., Co. C Barton, David, Truss’ Co. Barton, G. W., Truss’ Co. Bass, B. J., Truss’ Co. Baugh, J. A., Goldsbys’ Co. Beehl, Charles Bergin, W. M., Truss’ Co. Corporal Beuford, George, Goldsby’s Co. Bidwell, L. P., Co. G Biggs, William, Davenport’s Bn. Brown’s Co Billingsley, D. H., Goldsby’s Co. Birchfield, Edward, Truss’ Co. Bittle, J., Bowie’s Co. F Bittle, J. A., Bowie’s Co. F Bittle, J. B., Bowie’s Co. F Black, J. M., Co. G Blair, J. A., Co. D Blake, Robert, Truss’ Co. Blandin, J. W., Goldsby’s Co. Boaz, W. T., Bowie’s Co. F Boddie, H. B., Co. C Boozer, C. C., Co. B Bowie, A. W., Co. F Captain Boykin, Colin M., Goldsby’s Co. Boykin, R. H., Goldsby’s Co. Boykin, Robert D., Goldsby’s Co. Jr.2nd Lieutenant Boykin, S. F., Goldsby’s Co. Bradford, D. A., Truss’ Co. Bradford, T. B., Truss’ Co. Brantley, George, Goldsby’s Co. Brock, Wilburn Brown, A. J., Truss’ Co. Brown, John C., Brown’s Co. Captain Brown, Robert W., Truss’ Co. Sergeant Brown, Thomas, Truss’ Co. Brown, William B., Truss’ Co. 2nd Lieutenant Brownel, J., Bowie’s Co. F Boyd, I. M. AL Dawson’s Co. Brozer, E. B., Co. B Bruce, Josiah, Brown’s Co. Brunson, John B., Brown’s Co. Brunson, Matthew, Brown’s Co. Sergeant Bryan, I. F., Brown’s Co. Bunston, J. C., Bowie’s Co. F Burgin, J. D., Co. E Burston, E. W., Bowie’s Co. F Sergeant Byran, W. H., Co. B Cain, M. I., Brown’s Co. Campbell, Albert C., Goldsby’s Co. Canickle, J. D., Co. E Cannon, Benj., Clifton’s Co. Cantrell, S. P., Co. E Cap, Henry, Brown’s Co. Capps, J. N., Truss’ Co. Capps, John R., Brown’s Co. Cargal, R., Truss’ Co. Catred, S., Bowie’s Co. F Cavry, W. H., Bowie’s Co. F Chamble, M. L., Truss’ Co. Chapman, J. H., Brown’s Co. Chislom, W. M., Goldsby’s Co. Clark, Jesse, Brown’s Co. Clark, John H., Brown’s Co. Clark, S.D., Brown’s Co. Clark, William E., Brown’s Co. Clift, G. W., Truss’ Co. Clifton, Jas. M., Clifton’s Co. Captain Clowdis, J. W., Truss’ Co. Coats, Jackson J., Brown’s Co. Corporal Coats, Thomas J., Brown’s Co. Cochran, W. A., Goldsby’s Co. Codman, J. Y., Bowie’s Co. F Coker, J. A., Truss’ Co. Coker, J. H., Bowie’s Co. F Corporal Cole, J. M., Co. F Coleman, J. M., Bowie’s Co. F Corporal Collins, J., Co. G Cotton, Sterling R., Goldsby’s Co. Covington, L. D., Clifton’s Co. 1st Sergeant Cowden, J. J., Truss’ Co. Cowden, R. V., Truss’ Co. Craig, George H., Goldsby’s Co. Crampton, W. M. Cranford, Shadrach M., Brown’s Co. Crawford, Luke R., Co. C Cross, W. H., Co. B Curry, W. H., Bowie’s Co. F Dake, Thomas A., Co. H Daugherity, Anderson, Bowie’s Co. F Davidson, John, Goldsby’s Co. Davis, A. R., Co. G Davis, Gen, Co. G Davis, George T., Goldsby’s Co. Corporal Davis, L. R., Goldsby’s Co. Davis, V., Co. B Dearman, J. G., Co. F Deloach, James F., Brown’s Co. Denman, R. S., Co. B Deshago, A. L., Co. A Dickey, John, Truss’ Co. Donnely, William H., Brown’s Co. Dority, Anderson, Bowie’s Co. F Dudley, E. A., Goldsby’s Co. Dudley, M. R., Goldsby’s Co. Dudley, R. J., Goldsby’s Co. Duke, C., Bowie’s Co. F Duke, James B., Goldsby’s Co. Duke, T. W., Bowie’s Co. F Duke, Thomas A., Bowie’s Co. F Duncan, A. W., Bowie’s Co. F 2nd Lieutenant Duncan, B. J., Goldsby’s Co. Dunlap, J. A., Bowie’s Co. F Dye, W. F., Co. G Dyess, George J., Brown’s Co. Dyess, Winfield S., Brown’s Co. Easley, T. P., Truss’ Co. East, J. W., Truss’ Co. Edmonds, H. C., Co. F 1st Lieutenant Edmunds, H. C., Co. F 1st Lieutenant Edmundson, W. B., Goldsby’s Co. Edwards, H. C., Bowie’s Co. F Sergeant Edwards, W., Co. F Ellard, W. W., Truss’ Co. Sergeant Emerson, Robert A., Goldsby’s Co. Corporal Erwin, John, Truss’ Co. Estes, T. N., Co. B Eubank, Robert, Truss’ Co. Jr.2nd Lieutenant Evans, H. T., Co. G Evans, M. J., Co. G Fannin, Abraham W., Brown’s Co. 2nd Lieutenant Fannin, J. B., Brown’s Co. Fannin, William A., Brown’s Co. Ferris, S. J. Fleming, George L., Clifton’s Co. Ford, J. M., Goldsby’s Co. Fort, Gabriel H., Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Fowler, J. W., Bowie’s Co. F Corporal Franklin, E. G., Truss’ Co. Franklin, J. M., Truss’ Co. Frazier, J. L., Truss’ Co. E Frazier, William, Truss’ Co. Freeman, H. F., Co. G Freeman, J. L., Co. F, G Fugerson, Thomas P., Truss’ Co. 1st Sergeant Fulkerson, Daniel, Clifton’s Co. Fulks, J.P., Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Gaddisen, C., Co. E Gambest, G. J., Brown’s Co. Corporal Gammage, James A., Brown’s Co. Gann, W. G., Goldsby’s Co. Gibbs, M. E., Co. G Gibson, A., Brown’s Co. Gibson, James A., Goldsby’s Co. Ginkins, T. B., Co. C Glenn, J., Bowie’s Co. F Glenn, W. R., Truss’ Co. E Goldsby, T. B., Goldsby’s Co. Goldsby, Thomas J., Goldsby’s Co. Captain Gooderich, R. C., Goldsby’s Co. Goodwin, Henry, Truss’ Co. Corporal Goodwin, W., Truss’ Co. Corporal Goolsby, J. B., Truss’ Co. Goolsby, J. M., Truss’ Co. D Grant, C., Goldsby’s Co. Green, B. F., Co. G Griffin, P. S., Co. G Captain Hall, A., Truss’ Co. Hammack, R., Co. G Hantin, D., Bowie’s Co. F Harmon, A. J., Co. G Harper, William E., Brown’s Co. Harrell, F. E., Goldsby’s Co. Harrell, W. Henry, Goldsby’s Co. Corporal Harris, James B. Harris, Simpson, Brown’s Co. Harrison, James, Bowie’s Co. F Harrison, William H., Brown’s Co. Hartline, Sanford, Clifton’s Co. Hassell, J. A., Bowie’s Co. F Haston, W. A., Co. G Hatcher, Robert A., Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Head, M. G., Bowie’s Co. F Head, M. W., Bowie’s Co. F Head, Thomas, Brown’s Co. – On Muster roll dated September 25, 1863 – Enlisted November 1863 indicates that he was discharged prior from the 6th Alabama Infantry due to disability caused by wound in the thigh. Heath, William E., Brown’s Co. Heifner, W. A., Truss’ Co. Henisson, J., Bowie’s Co. F Higginbotham, J. W., Truss’ Co. Higginbotham, S. K., Truss’ Co. Hill, A., Bowie’s Co. F Hill, J. P., Bowie’s Co. F Hobbs, S. F., Goldsbys’ Co. Hoglan, Joseph, Co. C Holland, A., Bowie’s Co. F Holland, J. T., Bowie’s Co. F Holley, T. T., Co. G Howell, James M., Brown’s Co. Howerton, H. H., Brown’s Co. Howls, M. G., Bowie’s Co. F Hughs, W. J., Bowie’s Co. F Hunt, B. B., Bowie’s Co. F Sergeant Hunt, Benj. B., Bowie’s Co. F Sergeant Hunter, Edward V., Goldsby’s Co. Hunter, John S., Goldsby’s Co. Hunter, Ransom D., Goldsby’s Co. 1st Lieutenant Hunter, S. J., Goldsby’s Co. Hunter, Starke, Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Hurst, Thomas, Truss’ Co. Huston, James T., Bowie’s Co. F Sergeant Huston, W. A., Bowie’s Co. F Hutchison, W. C., Brown’s Co. Jacks, G. C., Truss’ Co. Jacks, J. K., Truss’ Co. Jacks, S.F., Co. E Jackson, Gillis, Brown’s Co. Jackson, R.N., Brown’s Co. Jackson, William A., Clifton’s Co. James, John E., Brown’s Co. Jenkins, J. H., Bowie’s Co. F Jenkins, O., Co. G Johnson, G. W., Co. I Johnson, J. W., Bowie’s Co. F Johnson, Jonathan M., Brown’s Co. Sergeant Jones, Charles, Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Jones, Henry P., Goldsby’s Co. Jones, Irvin, Bowie’s Co. F Jones, Thomas B., Goldsby’s Co. Jones, W. T., Goldsby’s Co. Jordan, A. W., Truss’ Co. Jordan, O. C., Truss’ Co. Justice, William, Brown’s Co. Keipp, G. E., Goldsby’s Co. Kelley, James, Brown’s Co. Kelley, Monroe, Brown’s Co. Kelley, W. A., Goldsby’s Co. Kelly, Samuel, Truss’ Co. Kemp, W. H., Co. G Kenaday, H. W., Co. I Killough, David, Truss’ Co. Kinney, H. B., Co. H Lake, James A., Goldsby’s Co. Lamar, Zack, Goldsby’s Co. Corporal Lambert, George F., Brown’s Co. Latham, W. C., Truss’ Co. Lenoir, L. E., Goldsby’s Co. Lightsey, J. L., Bowie’s Co. F Linham, Richard B., Goldsby’s Co. Link, George W. Little, Reuben, Truss’ Co. Lively, M. C., Co. B Love, J. A., Truss’ Co. Love, Samuel, Truss’ Co. Macon, G. T., Co. G Manning, W. J., Co. G Martin, H. C., Goldsby’s Co. Mashburn, J. Y., Bowie’s Co. F Mashburn, M. M., Bowie’s Co. F Mashburn, S., Bowie’s Co. F Matheny, William H., Brown’s Co. Sergeant May, Pleasant J., Clifton’s Co. Mayo, J. H., Bowie’s Co. F Mayo, J. T., Bowie’s Co. F McCloslin, J., Co. G McCloud, R.J., Goldsby’s Co. McCombs, William, Truss’ Co. McCoy, H. M., Truss’ Co. McDaniel, J. R., Truss’ Co. McDaniel, Robert, Truss’ Co. McDonald, Joseph, Truss’ Co. McIlwain, J. H., Goldsby’s Co. McLane, A. H., Truss’ Co. McMillan, R. A., Bowie’s Co. F 1st Sergeant McNutt, Robert Merian, J., Co. G Milhous, Philip, Goldsby’s Co. Miller, J. O., Boure’s Co., Co. F Mills, J. M., Co. G Milton, Allen S., Brown’s Co. Milton, W. B., Goldsby’s Co. Mims, Robert, Goldsby’s Co. Minter, John M., Goldsby’s Co. Sergeant Mitchel, L. C., Co. F Mitchell, A. B., Co. G Mitchell, P. C., Co. G Mixon, Anthony W., Brown’s Co. Moberly, J. R., Bowie’s Co. F Mobsley, James R., Bowie’s Co. F Mohan, J. B., Co. A Montgomery, Charles G., Goldsby’s Co. Moore, William, Truss’ Co. Morrison, J. C., Truss’ Co. Mote, Matthew, Truss’ Co. Myrick, William M., Brown’s Co. Nabers, T., Co. E Nabors, J. W., Bowie’s Co. F Nall, William, Bowie’s Co. F Naramore, L., Truss’ Co. Neely, R. B., Bowie’s Co. F Neely, V. C., Bowie’s Co. F Neighbors, John W., Bowie’s Co. F Nelson, J. F., Co. I Newnan, James, Goldby’s Co. Niel, J. A. Nieley, John, Co. G O’Connor, W. W., Bowie’s Co. F Owens, Lewis A., Clifton’s Co. Owens, M., Bowie’s Co. F Parker, I. D., Brown’s Co. Parkman, J. M., Goldsby’s Co. Parnel, I. M., Co. G Parrish, William, Brown’s Co. 1st Sergeant Parsen, William J. Parsons, Jackson, Truss’ Co. Parting, Philiman, Truss’ Co. Sergeant Parton, J. W., Truss’ Co. Paterson, J., Bowie’s Co. F Pennington, J. J., Bowie’s Co. F Peyton, J. E., Clifton’s Co. Phillips, S., Co. D Pierson, T., Co. G Pitchell, J. E., Bowie’s Co. F Plattenbury, W. M., Co. G Pool, W. L., Truss’ Co. Posey, J. C., Truss’ Co. Posey, J. H., Truss.’ Co. Powell, H., Jr., Goldsby’s Co. Prater, Joab, Brown’s Co. Prater, W. B., Brown’s Co. Praytor, W. W., Truss’ Co. Pressly, J. N., Truss’ Co. E Price, E. O., Truss’ Co. Price, J. J., Truss’ Co. Privitt, B. F., Bowie’s Co. F Pruitt, E., Co. F Pruitt, J., Co. F Pruitt, J., Co. G Pruitt, J. F., Co. E Pruitt, R. M., Bowie’s Co. F Pruitt, W. S., Co. G Pulcord, J. E., Co. F Ragan, C. H., Truss’ Co. Corporal Ramsey, R. C., Captain Rape, Charles, Brown’s Co. Rauls, James N., Goldsby’s Co. Reeder, Thomas, Truss’ Co. Riddle, W. D., Co. G Riley, Jesse, Brown’s Co. Roach, James, Brown’s Co. Corporal Roden, T., Bowie’s Co. F Corporal Roden, T. M., Co. C Rodgers, Matthew, Brown’s Co. Corporal Rogers, J. N., Truss’ Co. Ross, N. H., Truss’ Co. Rushing, Francis M., Brown’s Co. 1st Lieutenant Russell, Benjamin, Goldsby’s Co. Corporal Russell, R., Co. E Sackey, S., Co. C Sapp, John A., Brown’s Co. Saunders, R. S., Goldsby’s Co. Sevenson, H. S., Bowie’s Co. F Sewart, A. Shankelford, William, Co. G Shields, John, Goldsby’s Co. Shoemaker, R., Truss’ Co. Short, W. B. Y., Truss’ Co. Sims, Thomas, Truss’ Co. Singleton, H. L. W., Bowie’s Co. F Lt. Slayton, Thomas Smith, B., Truss’ Co. Smith, D. C., Bowie’s Co. F Smith, G. N., Brown’s Co. Smith, J. Q., Goldsby’s Co. Smith, J. S., Goldsby’s Co. Smith, Richard, Clifton’s Co. Smith, William, Truss’ Co. Sergeant Snow, J. A., Truss’ Co. Soles, Henry C., Goldsby’s Co. Spart, I. S., Brown’s Co. Spencer, C. C., Goldsby’s Co. Spencer, Young, Goldsby’s Co. Starr, J. W., Goldsby’s Co. Stevenson, H. L., Co. F Stewart, J. M., Bowie’s Co. F Stewart, William, Goldsby’s Co. Stickney, T. F., Goldsby’s Co. Stockdale, Geo. W., Bowie’s Co. F Stockdale, J. R., Co. G, 1st Lieutenant Straigs, J. W. Stringer, P. G., ACS Stuart, B. F., Bowie’s Co. F Swannes, T. H., Brown’s Co. Tarver, Benjamin, Goldsby’s Co. Tate, A. C., Goldsby’s Co. Tate, William W., Brown’s Co. Sergeant Taylor, George, Truss’ Co. Taylor, J. N., Truss’ Co. Taylor, John D., Brown’s Co. Taylor, T. B., Truss’ Co. Teague, Abner A., Brown’s Co. Teague, S. G., Bowie’s Co. F, Co. F Terrill, Robert A., Truss’ Co. 1st Lieutenant Thomas, W. S., Bowie’s Co. F Thomas, W. S., Co. G Thompson, D. J., Bowie’s Co. F Thompson, R., Bowie’s Co. F Thompson, S. J., Bowie’s Co. F Thompson, T. A., Co. F Thrash, D. B., Goldsby’s Co. Thrash, E. B., Goldsby’s Co. Thweatt, D. H., Co. G Tobias, C. L., Brown’s Co. Toole, John E., Goldsby’s Co. Truss, G. W., Truss’ Co. Trussell, G. B., Bowie’s Co. F Turner, J. A., Co. B Turner, S., Co. B Vandegraft, J. H., Truss’ Co. Vandegrift, G. W., Co. E Vann, E. T., Truss’ Co. Vann, J. K., Truss’ Co. Vann, M. K., Truss’ Co. Vaughn, A., Co. G Vaughn, Charles, Goldsby’s Co. Vaughn, Fielding, Goldsby’s Co. Vaughn, James, Goldsby’s Co. Vines, W., Truss’ Co. Wade, J. C., Bowie’s Co. F Wade, Joseph C., Co. F Waide, A. M., Bowie’s Co. F Waldrop, R. J., Truss’ Co. Walker, —, Goldby’s Co. Ward, H. L., Brown’s Co. Ware, E. R., Co. G Ware, J. M., Truss’ Co. Ware, R.J., Co. G Warren, J. R., Bowie’s Co. F Waters, D. K., Bowie’s Co. F Watson, J.C., Truss’ Co. Watts, A. J., Co. G Watts, Benj., Goldsby’s Co. Watts, G. W., Bowie’s Co. F Watts, H., Bowie’s Co. F Watts, L. G., Goldsby’s Co. Watts, Parker, Goldsby’s Co. Weaver, William M., Goldsby’s Co. 1st Sergeant Webb, W. H., Brown’s Co. Weems, J. J., Truss’ Co. West, M. C., Brown’s Co. A Wheeler, J. F., Truss’ Co. White, D., Co. G White, J., Bowie’s Co. F White, S.W., Truss’ Co. Wigley, J. A., Co. D Wilkerson, Richard, Bowie’s Co. F Williams, Henry, Brown’s Co. Williams, L. S., Goldsby’s Co. Williams, O. D., Truss’ Co. Williams, T. E., Goldsby’s Co. Williams, W. A., Goldsby’s Co. Willkinson, R., Bowie’s Co. F Wilson, John W., Clifton’s Co. Witt, T. G., Bowie’s Co. F Wood, C. B., Goldsby’s Co. Wood, E. N., Truss’ Co. Woodward, Edward P., Bowie’s Co. F Wright, John R., Goldsby’s Co. Yeateman, J. Z., Co. G

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