13th Cavalry Regiment


Historical Notes:
The Tennessee 13th Cavalry Regiment, usually called Dibrell's 8th Cavalry, was organized in September, 1862, as a partisan ranger command. Its twelve companies were from Overton, Putnam, White, and Jackson counties. The regiment was assigned to Forrest's, Humes', Biffle's, and Dibrell's Brigade. It fought at Parker's Cross Roads , skirmished in Alabama and Georgia, then was engaged at Chickamauga . Later the unit was involved in the Atlanta Campaign, saw action at Saltville in Virginia, took part in the defense of Savannah, and participated in the conflicts at Averyboro and Bentonville . The unit served as President Davis' escort and surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 2, 1865. Officers:
Colonels George G. Dibrell and Mounce L. Gore (Great grandfather of Vice President Al Gore), Lieutenant Colonel F.H. Daugherty, and Majors William P. Chapin and Jeffrey E. Forrest.


The regiment served in Wharton's, Biffle's, Dibrell's, and T. Harrison's Brigade.


Aiken - Feb. 11, 1865



Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army

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Confederate Military History - Tennessee Volume
Porter, James D.
The Civil War in Tennessee
Rigdon, John C.
Rigdon, John C.
- Historical Sketch and Roster of the Tennessee 13th Cavalry Regiment


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