CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
2nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry
2nd Cavalry Regiment, assembled at Albany, Georgia, in February, 1862, contained men
from Randolph, Dougherty, Clayton, Marion, Fulton, and Decatur counties. It moved to
Chattanooga and after skirmishing in Tennessee was placed in Forrest's, Wharton's, J.J.
Morrison's, Iverson'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. The field officers were Colonels Charles C. Crews and William J. Lawton;
Lieutenant Colonels James E. Dunlop, Arthur Hood, and Francis M. Ison; and Majors James W.
Mayo and C.A. Whaley.
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