In September, 1862, the 62nd was redesignated as the 62nd Cavalry Regiment Partisan Rangers. The compiled service records indicate that this regiment was also known as the 2nd Regiment Georgia Partisan Rangers; however, the muster rolls for this unit do not support this.
In July 1864 the 62nd was dissolved by S.O. #161, A&IGO (11 July 1864) and the Georgia companies were consolidated with companies A, C, and D of the 20th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Cavalry to form the 8th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry by S.O. #254, A&IGO (25 October 1864). The North Carolina companies were ordered to consolidate with the five North Carolina companies of the 7th Regiment Confederate Cavalry and Co. C, 12th Battalion North Carolina Volunteer Cavalry to form the 16th Battalion North Carolina Volunteer Cavalry. Some of the men may have also joined with the NC 10th Cavalry Battalion.
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.
The new 8th Cavalry 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. In December 1863, it reported 408 effective men. The unit cut through the Federal lines at Appomattox Court House and disbanded April 11, 1865.
Companies Of The GA 62nd Infantry Regiment
• Company A, Dougherty Volunteers - Daugherty, Randolph, Towns and Spalding Counties
• Company B, Milford Guards - Baker and Spalding Counties
• Company C - Macon and Spalding Counties
• Company D - Duval County North Carolina. This company was transferred to the 16th North Carolina Volunteer Cavalry, but there is no record that it ever served as such.
• Company E - This company was transferred to the 16th North Carolina Volunteer Cavalry.
• Company F - Washington County
• Company G - Houston County
• Company H - Richmond County This company served as artillery
• Company I - This company was transferred to the 16th North Carolina Volunteer Cavalry, but there is no record that it ever served as such.
• Company K - Mumford Avengers. This company was divided to form companies D and E, 8th (Dearing's) Regiment Confederate Cavalry, which later became companies I and K, 24th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry.
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