Scott's Louisiana Regiment in Eyewitness Accounts Posted yesterday at 04:02 AM · Report reply This is rather intriguing. The first question that comes to my mind is wondering how many men were in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry at the time of Shiloh. This is all speculation as I do not have access right now to the OR's for guidance. Lots of what if's. I know many Alabama cavalry soldiers were "farmed out" as scouts, couriers, etc., and did not act together as a unit for all intents and purposes. I wonder if the same could be said of the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. If they operated as a solid whole unit, under Forrest, however, I do not see how they could be neglected in records; nor do I see how they could not be mentioned in Forrest's operations at Shiloh, particularly if they numbered over 100 men. The verbiage or rather how the story is articulated in the original article leads me to think they were on the Confederate right flank, near the river, the entire time. They may have not joined Forrest in his movements near the Sarah Bell cotton field. The story seems to mix "general Shiloh history" with the actions of the regiment. Although not as good as Fold3, civilwardata.com only lists one member of the regiment as being wounded. IF, again, IF, they only lost one man wounded, that does not seem to indicate they were in any thick fighting. One way or another, it seems to indicate that there were a lot of Confederate horsemen "operating" on the Confederate right and/or Forrest had more men under him than I thought.