By John C. Rigdon
Smith's Legion was once equipped through the spring of 1862 with a cavalry and infantry battalion. The roster for Smith’s Legion includes 1142 names. For a time the legion was once lower than the command of Colonel Sumner J. Smith. The cavalry battalion was once below the command of Lieutenant Colonel John R. Hart and significant Benjamin F. Brown.
The cavalry battalion raised a few of its contributors in Burke and Telfair counties. It was once hooked up to the dept of East Tennessee and used to be considering the Kentucky crusade. within the spring of 1863 the battalion merged into the sixth Georgia Cavalry Regiment. as soon as geared up because the sixth Cavalry, 5 extra businesses have been additional. 1st corporation ok turned corporation C of Jessee’s Kentucky Cavalry Battalion on June sixteen, 1863 and second corporation ok used to be prepared on August 1, 1863.
During the clash the sixth Cavalry served in Davidson's, J.J. Morrison's, C.C. Crews', and Iverson's Brigade. They participated within the Knoxville and Atlanta Campaigns, then took half within the safety of Savannah and the crusade within the Carolinas. in the course of April, 1865, it surrendered with the military of Tennessee.
Companies Of The GA sixth Cavalry Regiment
Some of the contributors have been from Burke and Telfair counties.
See GA twenty first Infantry Regiment, 1st corporation E.
*By exact Order No. 106, Adjutant & Inspector General's workplace dated Richmond, Va. may perhaps eight, 1862, this corporation, "Old Co. E," used to be indifferent from this regiment and have become Co. A, 1st Regiment Georgia Partisan Rangers and in this case grew to become Co. G, Smith's Legion Ga. Cavalry, which in March 1863, grew to become Co. G, sixth Regiment Ga. Cavalry. Paroled at Charlotte, N. C. might three, 1865.
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Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 6th Cavalry Regiment (Georgia Regimental History Series Book 34) by John C. Rigdon