2nd Georgia Cavalry, Co. G.
Jordan, T. M. - Captain, Savannah, GA
Privates & County from
Acree, Jack - Doughtery Co.
Bailey, James - Alabama
Cabaness, Ben - Calhoun Co.
Daniel, Majors - Marion Co.
Faust, Daniel - Sumter Co.
Glass, M.S. - Terrell Co.
Hale, Thomas - Sumter Co.
Jenkins, J. F. - Terrell Co.
Lamar, J. T. - Terrell Co.
Majors, Jonathan - Webster Co.
McCollum, D. - Cobb Co.
Newsom, Thomas - Lee Co.
Parker, John L. - Terrell Co.
Sasser, Augustus - Terrell Co.
Ragan, James - Sumter Co.
Taylor, Ezekiel K. - Terrell Co.
Upton, William - Marion Co.
Walker, J. T. - Terrell Co.
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THE 2ND GEORGIA CAVALRY REGIMENT, was assembled at Albany, Georgia, in February, 1862, and contained men from Randolph, Dougherty, Clayton, Marion, Lee, Fulton, and Decatur counties. It was mustered into Confederate service for 3 years of the war on 7 May 1862. Company G served as an escort to Major General Benjamin F. Cheetham from 14 September 1862 to 26 April 1865. It moved to Chattanooga and after skirmishing in Tennessee was placed in Forrest's, Wharton's, J. J. Morrison's, and C.C. Crews' Brigade. The regiment participated in various conflicts such as Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Philadelphia, Campbell's Station, Bean's Station, and Mossy Creek. Later it was involved in the Atlanta Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas.
On April 26,1865, the 2nd Cavalry surrendered with only 18 men remaining from the original force. The field officers were Colonels Charles C. Crews and William J. Lawton; Lieutenant Colonels James E. Dunlop, Arthur Hood, and Francis M. lson; and Majors James W. Mayo and C.A. Whaley.
Brief descriptions of a few of the battles this Regiment participated in:
Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans and Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas [US];
Gen. Braxton Bragg and Lt. Gen. James Longstreet [CS]
Forces Engaged: The Army of the Cumberland [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 34,624 total (US 16,170; CS 18,454)
Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman [US]; Gen. John Bell Hood [CS]
Forces Engaged: Military Division of the Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 12,140 total (US 3,641; CS 8,499)