2nd Georgia Cavalry, Co. G.

Muster Roll

MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY G,
2nd GEORGIA CAVALRY

C. S. A.
Terrell, Sumter, Marion, Lee, Dougherty, Baker, Calhoun, Stewart Counties, Georgia


This Company was organized at Griffin, GA., in April 1862. It was a part of Joe Wheeler's Brigade. At the time of their surrendered near Greensboro, NC., in April 1865 there were only 18 men left in the Regiment.

Further information regarding this regiment.

Company Staff

Jordan, T. M. - Captain, Savannah, GA
Merritt, T. M. - 1st Lieutenant, Marion Co.
Parks, Joseph - 2nd Lieutenant, Marion Co.
Hawkins, S. H. - 3rd Lieutenant, Americus, GA
Majors, David - 1st Sergeant, Webster Co.
Snuggs, R. A. - 2nd Sergeant, Lee Co.
Cranford, T. - 3rd Sergeant, Marion Co.
Saunders, Jos. - 4th Sergeant, Marion Co.

Privates & County from

Acree, Jack - Doughtery Co.
Adams, Silas - Baker Co.
Albritton, John - Sumter Co.
Avery, Jefferson - Lee Co.

Bailey, James - Alabama
Bartlett, Ruff - Marion Co.
Belk, A. P. - Marion Co.
Belk, Hollis - Marion Co.
Black, Thomas J. - Sumter Co.
Blair, W.W. - Terrell Co.
Boyd, Uriah - Sumter Co.
Broadway, Jas. - Doughtery Co.
Brooks, Thos. - Lee Co.
Brown, B. H. - Terrell Co.
Brown, John - Terrell Co.

Cabaness, Ben - Calhoun Co.
Cabaness, Rev. - Calhoun Co.
Caldwell, Wm. - Terrell Co.
Carr, W. M. - Sumter Co.
Champion, Jacob - Marion Co.
Chappell, Rufus - Sumter Co.
Clements, Orb. - Webster Co.
Clements, Thomas - Webster Co.
Clements, William - Webster Co.
Collier, Erastus - Terrell Co.
Covington, Joseph - Muscogee Co.
Cosby, H.F. - Webster Co.

Daniel, Majors - Marion Co.
Davis, James - Randolph Co.
Dawson, James - Marion Co.
Dillard, George - Webster Co.
Dobson, James - Webster Co.

Faust, Daniel - Sumter Co.
Faust, James - Webster Co.
Felts, William - Sumter Co.
Free, John - Doughtery Co.
Freeman, J. A. - Terrell Co.

Glass, M.S. - Terrell Co.
Green, Berry - Sumter Co.
Griffin, Stephen - Lee Co.

Hale, Thomas - Sumter Co.
Hawkins, Jack - Sumter Co.
Haynes, S.S. - Terrell Co.
Hendrick, Frank - Marion Co.

Jenkins, J. F. - Terrell Co.
Jones, Thos. - Lee Co.
Jordan, Jesse - Lee Co.
Jordan, J. W. - Lee Co.
Jordan, Robert - Lee Co.

Lamar, J. T. - Terrell Co.
Lee, Oscar - Talbot Co.
Loyless, T. W. (or T. M.) - Terrell Co.
Lumpkin, Phillip - Stewart Co.

Majors, Jonathan - Webster Co.
Majors, Marshall - Webster Co.
Markett, Zemaria - Sumter Co.
Martin, Fletcher - Whitfield Co.
Mathis, Amos - Sumter Co.
Mathis, Edward - Sumter Co.
Mathis, Joseph - Sumter Co.
Mercer, Jacob - Terrell Co.
Murray, James - Sumter Co.

McCollum, D. - Cobb Co.
McGarrah, Moses - Sumter Co.
McLarty, T. A. - Lee Co.

Newsom, Thomas - Lee Co.
Norman, Allen - Marion Co.
Norman, Daniel - Webster Co.

Parker, John L. - Terrell Co.
Perryman, J. L. D. - Terrell Co.
Powell, Benjamin - Marion Co.
Powell, G. W. - Terrell Co.
Powell, J. A. - Terrell Co.

Sasser, Augustus - Terrell Co.
Sears, J. W. - Terrell Co.
Short, Joseph - Marion Co.
Shropshire, J. W. - Terrell Co.
Sibley, A. B. - Doughtery Co.
Skipper, J. A. - Terrell Co.
Spencer, Jack - Sumter Co.
Spinks, Lit. - Marion Co.
Stanford, Jesse - Terrell Co.
Statham, M. G. - Marion Co.
Stewart, Jack - Lee Co.
Storey, Joseph - Marion Co.
Storey, William - Marion Co.
Suggs, - Lee Co.

Ragan, James - Sumter Co.
Randitt, James - Sumter Co.
Reagan, Simon - Sumter Co.
Rivers, Ras. - Sumter Co.

Taylor, Ezekiel K. - Terrell Co.
Taylor, T. K. - Terrell Co.
Thompson, G. B. - Terrell Co.
Thrash, Fielding - Doughtery Co.
Thrash, George - Doughtery Co.
Tracy, C.C. - Webster Co.
Tracy, John - Webster Co.
Tyler, John - Webster Co.

Upton, William - Marion Co.

Walker, J. T. - Terrell Co.
Wall, Nathan - Tennessee
Watts, W. N. - Terrell Co.
Welborn, T. R. (or Wilborn, T. R.) - Terrell Co.
White, James - Sumter Co.
Willis, Wiley - Spalding Co.
Woolbright, Willis - Terrell Co.
Woolbright, J.D. - Terrell Co.

 

 

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2nd Georgia Cavalry Regiment, Company G

Regimental History

 

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.

 

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Brief descriptions of a few of the battles this Regiment participated in:


BATTLE SUMMARY, CHICKAMAUGA, GEORGIA
Location: Catoosa County and Walker County
Date: September 18-20, 1863

Principal Commanders:

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)
 
Description: After the Tullahoma Campaign, Rosecrans renewed his offensive, aiming to force the Confederates out of Chattanooga. The three army corps comprising Rosecrans' s army split and set out for Chattanooga by separate routes. In early September, Rosecrans consolidated his forces scattered in Tennessee and Georgia and forced Bragg's army out of Chattanooga, heading south. The Union troops followed it and brushed with it at Davis' Cross Roads. Bragg was determined to reoccupy Chattanooga and decided to meet a part of Rosecrans's army, defeat them, and then move back into the city. On the 17th he headed north, intending to meet and beat the XXI Army Corps. As Bragg marched north on the 18th, his cavalry and infantry fought with Union cavalry and mounted infantry which were armed with Spencer repeating rifles. Fighting began in earnest on the morning of the 19th, and Bragg's men hammered but did not break the Union line. The next day, Bragg continued his assault on the Union line on the left, and in late morning, Rosecrans was informed that he had a gap in his line. In moving units to shore up the supposed gap, Rosencrans created one, and James Longstreet's men promptly exploited it, driving one-third of the Union army, including Rosecrans himself, from the field. George H. Thomas took over command and began consolidating forces on Horseshoe Ridge and Snodgrass Hill. Although the Rebels launched determined assaults on these forces, they held until after dark. Thomas then led these men from the field leaving it to the Confederates. The Union retired to Chattanooga while the Rebels occupied the surrounding heights.
Result(s): Confederate victory

BATTLE SUMMARY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Location: Fulton County
Date: July 22, 1864

Principal Commanders:

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)

Description: Following the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Hood determined to attack Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. He withdrew his main army at night from Atlanta' s outer line to the inner line, enticing Sherman to follow. In the meantime, he sent William J. Hardee with his corps on a fifteen-mile march to hit the unprotected Union left and rear, east of the city. Wheeler's cavalry was to operate farther out on Sherman's supply line, and Gen. Frank Cheatham's corps were to attack the Union front. Hood, however, miscalculated the time necessary to make the march, and Hardee was unable to attack until afternoon. Although Hood had outmaneuvered Sherman for the time being, McPherson was concerned about his left flank and sent his reserves - Grenville Dodge's XVI Army Corps-to that location. Two of Hood's divisions ran into this reserve force and were repulsed. The Rebel attack stalled on the Union rear but began to roll up the left flank. Around the same time, a Confederate soldier shot and killed McPherson when he rode out to observe the fighting. Determined attacks continued, but the Union forces held. About 4:00 p.m., Cheatham's corps broke through the Union front at the Hurt House, but Sherman massed twenty artillery pieces on a knoll near his headquarters to shell these Confederates and halt their drive. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan' s XV Army Corps then led a counterattack that restored the Union line. The Union troops held, and Hood suffered high casualties.
Result: Union victory