Commanding officer: Colonel William Azariah Dawson
Dawson was born in South Carolina and killed in action on November 29, 1864 in Tennessee. Married Amanda C. ___, 28 July, 1847 Dyersburg, Tennessee. He started out as a captain of Co. I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry. Wounded at Shiloh and discharged. Captured in 1863 and paroled. Later he got authority from General Bragg to raise five companies of cavalry.