cavalry; was in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign and assisted in the capture of Stoneman's column.
When Hood moved into Tennessee, the Fourth was employed for some time in the Tennessee valley.
After the battle of Nashville it was assigned to Forrest's corps, and surrendered with his troops at Gainesville.
Col. A. A. Russell was twice wounded; he was early placed in command of a brigade, and the regiment was for a long time under command of Lieut.-Col. Jos. M. Hambrick, who was wounded at Calhoun, Ga.; Capt. Thomas W. Hampton was killed at Mossy Creek; Capt. Oliver B. Gaston was captured, and died in prison; Capts. Henry F. Smith, W. C. Bacot, Flavius J. Graham and David Davidson were wounded.
Extracts from official war Records.
Vol. XVII, Part 1—（593, 594, 595) Gen. N. B. Forrest, in his report of operations, December 18, 1862, says: Col. A. A. Russell, Fourth Alabama cavalry, and Maj. N. W. Cox, Second battalion Tennessee cavalry, with their commands, were sent out on the left