In "Shelby and His Men" J.N. Edwards recounts the death of the 6th Mo Cavalry commander at the 2nd battle of Newtonia, Oct. 28, 1864. Col. Moses W. Smith was a Major in this outfit for a long time and assumed command of the regiment, if I'm not mistaken, after G.W. Thompson took over command of Shelby's Brigade. I haven't been able to find his death mentioned in any reports or official records, which is odd since he was a regimental commander. I know there are errors in Edwards' book, so I like to corroborate his information with official sources. Can anyone shed some light on this?