CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry
7th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the sprin gof 1864 at Rome, Georgia. It was
formed by consolidating the 21st and 24th Georgia Cavalry Battalions and J.L. McAllister's
Hardwick Mounted Rifles. The men were recruited in Augusta and Hardwick and the counties of
Miller, Randolph, Banks, and Wayne. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment was placed in P.M.B.
Young's and Gary's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in The Wilderness Campaign and later the
battles about Cold Harbor and
conflicts south of the James River. Sent to Georgia, the 7th Cavalry was dismounted and with
200 men took part in the defense of Savannah. It returned to Virginia and continued the fight
around Petersburg and Appomattox. The unit surrendered 3
officers and 39 men. Colonel William P. White, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph L. McAllister, and
Majors Edward C. Anderson, Jr. and John N. Davies were in command.
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