The First Georgia Cavalry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

The First Georgia Cavalry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

by Michael Bowers Cavender


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In 1861 Captain James J. Morrison resigned his commission in the United States Cavalry, returned to his home in Cedartown, Georgia, and was soon authorized by the Confederate War Department to raise a regiment of cavalry.
This book is the first complete history of the First Georgia Cavalry, who saw action in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. A regimental roster includes more than 1,600 names with details of service provided, along with pre-war service, death and burial information in some cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786499120
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2015
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Bowers Cavender was a lieutenant in the United States Army, Quartermaster Corps. A retired financial planner, he has published several family histories in the History of Coweta County, Georgia. He lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface  1

1. Organizing the First Georgia Cavalry Regiment  5

2. Murfreesboro  18

3. First Kentucky Campaign  28

4. From Kentucky to Stones River  40

5. Somerset, Kentucky  50

6. Monticello, Kentucky  58

7. Chickamauga  69

8. Philadelphia, Tennessee  82

9. Sevierville, Tennessee  90

10. Defending Atlanta  101

11. Atlanta  113

12. Sunshine Church  119

13. Raiding Sherman’s Rear  124

14. Sherman Starts for the Sea  134

15. Three Runs Swamp  146

16. The Last Hurrah  155

The Roster  162

Chapter Notes  241

Bibliography  248

Index  251

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