1st Battalion, Georgia Reserves (Confederate)Edit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia Gotoarrow.png   Georgia Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png1st Battalion, Georgia Reserves (Confederate)

Contents

Brief History

1st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry was a battalion of cavalry that served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.  It was first organized with five companies during the late fall of 1861, composed of men who had enlisted for 6 months' service. Reorganized after the term of enlistment had expired, the 1st Battalion served along the Georgia coast until January 1863, then merged into the 5th Georgia Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Spalding was the regimental commander. [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

 

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 5 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. Wikipedia.com, 1st Battalion Georgia Reserves, (accessed 12 April 2011)
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 6 February 2015, at 04:37.
  • This page has been accessed 929 times.