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The Confederate 1" Mississippi Cavalry Regiment letter. The writer of this letter, C. M. Hunter, as Charles M. Hunter. He has been alternately associated with both Companies F and G of the 1" Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. Both of these companies were raised in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

The men of Company F were known as the Noxubee Troopers, whereas the soldiers of Company G were called the Noxubee Cavalry. These two companies earned a hard-fighting reputation as the "Noxubee Squadron," hence the reference to the "Noxubee cavalry" in Hunter's letter. Hunter had a large number of kinfolk that served with him in the "Noxubee Squadron." Incidentally, the original captain of Company G was Hezekiah William Foote who just so happened to be the great-grandfather of the famous historian, Shelby Foote.

Charles M. Hunter was listed in the Noxubee County census on October 15, 1860 as being a 27 year old native of Alabama with his occupation as a farmer. His real estate value was estimated at $6,000.00 and his personal value was approximately $12,000.00.

He is listed in the military records as holding the rank of 18, 2nd and 3rd Lieutenant and also Private. After the initial one-year enlistment of the regiment had expired, he evidently was not re-elected as an officer--for whatever reason. It is apparent that he eventually transferred to Company G.

Confederate veteran J. S. Deupree published a personal account of his wartime experiences in the unit entitled "The Noxubee Squadron Of The First Mississippi Cavalry, C. S. A., 1861-1865." Some excerpts from his sketch are as follows: "Before resuming the thread of my narrative, I pause long enough to insert just here a list of those members of the Noxubee Cavalry who took part in this great battle of Shiloh, since their descendants in years to come will find pleasure in reading their names: H. W. Foote, Captain; T. J. Deupree, 2™ Lieutenant; C. M. Hunter, 1° Lieutenant.... Deupree also mentions an engagement that F Company had with the Federals during the month of March 1864 at Canton, Mississippi: "[Captain L. Mirabeau] Craven's loss included a few horses shot and fewer men wounded, among them J. J. Hunter, brother of Lieutenant Charley Hunter and one of the bravest of the patriotic Hunter family."

With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA.

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Confederate 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regiment Letter
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

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