The Georgia 3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized by Colonel M. J. Crawford and mustered into Confederate service at Athens, Georgia, during the early summer of 1862. Some of the men were from Rabun, Whitfield, and Cherokee counties. It fought in Kentucky with General Wheeler, but at New Haven most of the unit was captured. A detachment saw action at Murfreesboro and after those captured were exchanged, the command was assigned to J.J. Morrison's, C.C. Crews', and Iverson's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Atlanta, was involved in Northern Alabama and Georgia, and in 1865 participated in various conflicts in the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
Colonels Martin J. Crawford, Richard E. Kennon, and Robert Thompson; Lieutenant Colonel James T. Thornton; and Majors Daniel F. Booton and Hiram H. Johnson.
Skirmishes in Northern Alabama and Georgia
The March to the Sea
Carolinas Campaign - FEB - APR 1865 Aiken, SC - Feb. 11, 1865
The Compiled Service Records of the members of this regiment may be found in microfilm roll
series M266. The complete series contains 607 rolls of film. The compiled service records are
indexed on M226. These film are available from the
Roll # CSR-1 Surnames A-CL
Roll # CSR-2 Surnames CO-G
Roll # CSR-3 Surnames H-L
Roll # CSR-4 Surnames M-R
Roll # CSR-5 Surnames S-Z