1st Georgia Cavalry

The 1st Georgia Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought from 1862 to 1865 and mostly served in the Army of Tennessee.

1st Georgia Cavalry Regiment
ActiveMay 28, 1862April 26, 1865
Country Confederate States of America
Allegiance Georgia
Branch Confederate States Army
TypeRegiment
RoleCavalry
Size~1000 (initial)
2244 (overall)
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Col. James J. Morrison
Col. Samuel W. Davitte
Ltc. George T. Watts

Service

The 1st Georgia Cavalry assembled at Rome, Georgia in late 1861 and was mustered into the Confederate States Army on May 28, 1862. Sent to Tennessee it served in the Department of East Tennessee until assigned to the Army of Tennessee. For the duration of the war it switch between these two for numerous times; the only change being a stint with the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in early 1865 before returning to the AoT. It was surrendered as part of this army at Bennett Place in North Carolina on April 26, 1865; fielding less than 50 men.[1][2][3]

Commanders

  • Col. James J. Morrison
  • Col. Samuel W. Davitte
  • Ltc. Armistead R. Harper
  • Ltc. James H. Strickland
  • Maj. John W. Trench
  • Ltc. George T. Watts

See also

  • List of Georgia Confederate Civil War regiments

References

  1. "1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry". National Park Service - Soldiers and Sailors System. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. "First Georgia Regiment (Cavalry)". Rootsweb. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. "Georgia 1st Cavalry Regiment". researchonline.net. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

Further reading

  • Carvender, Michael Bowers (2015). The First Georgia Cavalry in the Civil War: A History and Roster. McFarland & Company. ISBN 9781476621128.


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