13th Cavalry Regiment, usually called Dibrell's 8th Cavalry, was organized in September, 1862,
as a partisan ranger command. Its twelve companies were from Overton, Putnam, White, and
Jackson counties. The regiment was assigned to Forrest's, Humes', Biffle's, and Dibrell's
Brigade. It fought at Parker's Cross
Roads, skirmished in Alabama and Georgia, then was
engaged at Chickamauga.
Later the unit was involved in the Atlanta
Campaign, saw action at Saltville
in Virginia, took part in the defense of Savannah, and participated in the conflicts at Averysboro
and Bentonville. The unit
served as President Davis' escort and surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 2, 1865. Its
commanders were Colonels George G. Dibrell and Mounce L. Gore, Lieutenant Colonel F.H.
Daugherty, and Majors William P. Chapin and Jeffrey