62nd Regiment Partisan Rangers was formed during the fall of 1862 when the 2nd Regiment and 15th Battalion Georgia Partisan Rangers were reorganized. Three companies were from North Carolina and the Georgia companies were from Dougherty, Liberty, and Baker counties. The unit served in Georgia and North Carolina and in December, 1863, totaled 408 effectives. During May, 1864, it was assigned to J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, and fought at Drewry's Bluff and in various conflicts south of the James River. On July 11, 1864, the regiment was ordered to disband. Seven Georgia companies merged into the 8th Georgia Cavalry and the North Carolina companies became part of the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion. Its commanders were Colonel Joel R. Griffin, Lieutenant Colonels John I Kennedy and Randolph Towns, and Major William L. A. Ellis.