7th Cavalry Regiment

 

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7th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the spring of 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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