Georgia 3rd Cavalry Battalion




HISTORICAL NOTES:
The battalion fought at Shiloh, then served along the Georgia Coast. It became the Georgia GA 4th Cavalry Regiment (Clinch's) in January 1863.
FIELD OFFICERS:
Pemberton, John Stith - Lieut. Colonel.
Pemberton served with distinction as a lieutenant colonel in the Third Georgia Cavalry Battalion during the Civil War and was almost killed in the fighting at Columbus in April 1865. In 1869 he became a principal partner in the firm of Pemberton, Wilson, Taylor and Company, which was based in Atlanta, where he moved in 1870. Two years later he became a trustee of the Atlanta Medical College (later Emory University School of Medicine) and established a business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his own brands of pharmaceuticals were manufactured on a large scale. He also served for six years (1881-87) on the first state examining board that licensed pharmacists in Georgia.

Pemberton was "the most noted physician Atlanta ever had," according to the Atlanta newspapers, but he is best known for his expertise in the laboratory, where he perfected the formula for Coca-Cola.

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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies