The Georgia 8th Cavalry Regiment was organized in July, 1864, by consolidating seven companies of the 62nd Regiment and three from this battalion. It served in J. Dearing's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia and was active in the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and around Appomattox. The unit cut through the Federal lines at Appomattox Court House and disbanded April 11, 1865. Company G was attached to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, saw action in the Battle of Bentonville, and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Its commanders were Colonel Joel R. Griffin, Lieutenant Colonel John M. Millen, and Major William G. Thomson.
FIELD OFFICERS: BATTLES:
The Compiled Service Records of the members of this battalion 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. Copies of the service record of individual soldiers may be ordered.
Roll # CSR-58 Surnames A-G
Roll # CSR-59 Surnames H-O
Roll # CSR-60 Surnames P-Z