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Governor's Horse Guards
was an elite military calvary corp composed of the leading citizens of Milledgeville. There were abouth 40 members when first organized May 21, 1859.
Officers of the  Corp May 21, 1859:
C. DuBignon, Captain
John Jones, 1st Lieutenant
L. A. Jordan, Cornet
M. Grieve, Jr. Orderly Sergeant
J. Stiles, 2d Sergeant
G. T. Myrick, 3d Sergeant
E. A. Nisbet, 4th Sergeant
Wm. McCombs, 1st Corporal
D. Tucker, 2d Corporal
F. G. Grieve, 3d Corporal
A. P. Williams, Esq. Secretary & Treasurer.
Uniforms: According to the Southern Recorder dated 24 Jan 1860 the uniforms made in New York cost around $2,000. The pants were "of dark blue with a red and gold lace stripe down the sides. The coat was also dark blue, gold lace covering the breast, crossed from one side to the other, surmounted by sixty heavy gilt oval buttons running down in five rows, the coat buttoning on the centre row ".  The back of the coat was "also ornamented with gold lace, the whole making a very showy appearnce.  in the Jan 15, 1861 Southern Recorder states  the dress Caps were made M. Lentz in Milledgeville

Mustered into service July 5, 1861, at Big Shanty, near Marietta,
Company A, Phillips Legion Calvary

Capt. Charles DuBignon, resigned due to increase in deafness, Jun 1862
1st Lieut. Samuel G. White
2nd Liut. James H. Nichols
O. S. Thomas H Kenan
Sergeants:
1st Thomas H. Kenan
2d J. S. Butts
3d  J. W. McDowell
4th Iverson  L. Harris, Jr.
Corporals
1st E. J. Humphries
2. W. T. Mapp
3d. James A. Beall
4th John W. Baker
Privates:
J. R. Andrews
George B. Beecher
J . S. Best
J O Bonner
P W Brown
R R Brown
B V Cox
Lee W Danse
E F deGraffenried
Charles DuBignon, Jr.
W B Echols
J F Gregory
W. K. Guerineaux
T. Hartley Hall
James M. Hall
Rabun M Hall
Thomas A Haygood Died Culpepper Courthouse, Virginia Jan 25 1863
H Hudson
J T Jones
Richard Nichols Lamar
Tomlinson F. Newell
James A. Prosser
Littleton Jasper Pugh, died near Louisburg N.C., Oct 1861, age 24, remains sent home
N J Pugh
J W Roberts
P M Smith
W J Smith
J W Stembridge
Henry A Wise
Mustered into service July 5, 1861. Ordered ito camps by Governor Brown in May 1861`, marched to Big Shanty above Marietta the latter part of June, and on the 5th of July was mustered into service for the war,

MUSTER ROLL of the Governors Horse Guards
Company A, Phillips Legion of Cavalry, on May 1 1864
Captain J. H. Nichols
1st Lieut. G. B. Beecher
2d Lieuty. W. T. Mapp
2d Lieut D. T. Couch, Jr.
1st Serg, J. A. Bell
2d Serg. Perrin Winfield Brown
3d Serg. Elisha James Humphries
4th Serg. J. W. Baker (Cobb County)
5th Serg. J. O. Bonner
1st Corp. J. S. Best
2d Corp W. J. Smith
3d Corp. D. Mead Smith
4th Corp. J. W. Jones
Farrier, Thomas Augustus Prosser

PRIVATES
William Armstrong
Isaac Bales
James Bales
J. O. Bonner
Robert Richard Brown
W. D. Couch
L. W. Dance
W. L. Byers
J. R. Daniel
J. J. David
J. Davis
J. H. Dickson
J. W. Dickson
J. C. Dowdy
W. B. Echols
William Ennis
H. F. Fields
A. J. Gibson, transferred from Baldwin Blues
T. F. Green
J. F. Gregory
B. C. Hall
J. W. Hall
R. M. Hall
Thomas Jefferson.Hall
E. Holland
M. R. Holland
Urby H. Howard
H. D. Hudson
J. T. Jones
J. H. Lawrence
W. H. Lednum
Lucius L. Lester
D. Martin
J. A. Martin
O. Miller
James B. Moran, caputured near Raleigh N, C, April 12, 1865
J. A. Orme
Charles. E. Prosser
James A. Prosser
Thomas Augustus Prosser, died  Nov. 8, 1864
Reuben A. Prosser, absent on horse detail Sept. 21, 1864, paroled at Greensboro, N. C. May 1, 1865.
G. Porter
N. J. Pugh
John William Roberts
E. Robinson
J. H. Robinson
John W. Robinson
T. C. Robinson
W. E. Robinson
J. B. Russell
J. W. Smith
T. D. Smith
J. Smith
J. Stokes
M. B. Talbird
J. H. Terry
J. J. Turner
E. Truelove
H. Watson
W. J. Welch
O. T. White
Henry a Wise/Wyse (of Wilkinson county).
 
 

Correct Muster Roll Marc 12, 1901 pg 1 1861, 1864 and 1901
more names 4/18.1882 pg 1
Lt, Nichols 1861 10/15
Dr. J. s Butts 12/24 1861 pg 3
Littleon Jasper Pugh, Jesse Moran oct 15, 1861 pg 3
Feb 4, 1862 Phillips Legion
Some members ladies gunboat fund 4/15 1861 pg 3
by Jan of 1863 shoes were being donated to them

thomas s haygood died 2/17/1863
George B Beecher Lieiut cond'g co a
Cav. Bat. Phillips Leion 3/31863

Casualties 8/18/1863
P. W. Brown
R R Brown
G, Porter
Privaes E Trulove missing
J Dickson missingi
THOMAS AUGUSTUS  PROSSER died 11/8/1864 at home
A J Gibson transferred to horse guards from Baldwin Blues
Thomas F. Green, Jr. " " (died June 1874 in Knoxville ga)
Tomlinson Fort Newel, resigned and organized a copmpany in th 45 georgia Reg. made LIut, died Aug 1912
Elisha J Humphries died 1911
Fleming g dubignon died 1909
New:
officers 4/25/1882 pg 4
J A Beall death  2/10/1886 pg 1