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Regiment of negro cavalry. --What the Yankees style the "1st Regiment of Mississippi Cavalry" has been organized at Vicksburg. It is composed of contrabands, and none but the "most likely" are taken as recruits. Major Osborn, of Grant's Staff, is Colonel, and most of his escort officers are Majors or Captains in the regiment. It is armed with Sharpe's rifles and furnished with choice equipments, and is the first negro cavalry regiment organized. Forrest will be about Vicksburg before long.
The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for
on the Butler Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1865., [Electronic resource], From
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1865., [Electronic resource], Heavy robbery. (search)