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. Following early skirmishes in East Tennesssee, 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.

    A history of this regiment is on line.


    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





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