By John C. Rigdon
Smith's Legion was once equipped in the course of the spring of 1862 with a cavalry and infantry battalion. The roster for Smith’s Legion comprises 1142 names. For a time the legion used to be below the command of Colonel Sumner J. Smith. The cavalry battalion used to be lower than the command of Lieutenant Colonel John R. Hart and significant Benjamin F. Brown.
The cavalry battalion raised a few of its participants in Burke and Telfair counties. It used to be connected to the dep. of East Tennessee and was once fascinated by the Kentucky crusade. within the spring of 1863 the battalion merged into the sixth Georgia Cavalry Regiment. as soon as equipped because the sixth Cavalry, 5 extra businesses have been extra. 1st corporation ok turned corporation C of Jessee’s Kentucky Cavalry Battalion on June sixteen, 1863 and second corporation okay used to be geared up 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 protection 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 designated Order No. 106, Adjutant & Inspector General's workplace dated Richmond, Va. may well eight, 1862, this corporation, "Old Co. E," was once indifferent from this regiment and have become Co. A, 1st Regiment Georgia Partisan Rangers and therefore turned Co. G, Smith's Legion Ga. Cavalry, which in March 1863, turned Co. G, sixth Regiment Ga. Cavalry. Paroled at Charlotte, N. C. could 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