CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
12th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry
4th (Avery's) Cavalry Regiment was formed with eleven companies in January, 1863, using
Avery's 23rd Georgia Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. It served for a time with the Conscript
Department in Tennessee, then was assigned to J.J. Morrison's, C.C. Crews', and Iverson's
Brigade. The regiment participated in the Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Atlanta Campaigns, skirmished in Northern
Georgia and East Tennessee, and took part in the defense of Savannah. In January, 1865, the unit
was reorganized and called the 12th Cavalry. It went on to fight in the Carolinas and surrendered
with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel Isaac W. Avery, Lieutenant Colonel
William L. Cook, and Majors D. Jackson Owen and Augustus R. Stewart.
23rd Cavalry Battalion was organized with five companies and in January, 1863, merged into the 4th (Avery's) Georgia Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Isaac W. Avery was in command.
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