Georgia 1st Cavalry Regiment

This regiment was essentially gathered from the counties of Meriwether, Floyd, and Lumpkin Counties in the fall of 1861, and organized at Rome, Ga.

Companies, A, B, and C were organized and mustered into Confederate service on 4 MAR 1862. The regiment was organized and mustered into service on 28 MAY 1862.

These men ended up fighting on their own farms and in their own homes as Sherman’s troops ransacked northwest Georgia twice, once in the early spring of 1864, and again in the fall as he initiated the March to the Sea.

Following early skirmishes in East Tennessee, they took an active part in Bragg's Kentucky Campaign. Later they served in Pegram's Davidson's J. J. Morrison's Iverson's and C. C. Crew's Brigade. The fought at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas Campaign. They were surrendered with less than 50 officers and men by General Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on 26 APR 1865.

First Hand Account

Davitte, Samuel W., Major, Lieut. Colonel, Colonel
Morrison, James J. Lieut. Col, Colonel
Harper, Armistead. R. Major, Lieut. Colonel
Strickland, James H. Major, Lieut. Colonel
Watts, George T. Lieut. Lieut. Colonel, Colonel
Trench (Tench), John W. Major

Murfreesboro - 13 JUL 1862
Near Nashville - 21 JUL 1862
Big Hill - 23 AUG 1862
Murfreesboro - 31 DEC 1862 - 3 JAN 1863
Pegram's Kentucky Raid - MAR - APR 1863
Expedition to Monticello - 26 APR - 12 MAY 1863
Chickamauga - 19 - 20 SEP 1863
Chattanooga Siege - SEP - NOV 1863
Philadelphia - 20 OCT 1863
Knoxville Siege - NOV - DEC 1863
Atlanta Campaign - MAY - SEP 1864
Atlanta Siege - JUL - SEP 1864
Sunshine Church - 31 JUL 1864
Savannah Campaign - NOV - DEC 1864
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 Georgia Archives.
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

Company A
Company C
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Unknown Company


Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army
Dornbush - Military Bibliography of the Civil War
Jones - Georgia in the War
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate Armies