Eighth Cavalry Regiment (Hatch's)
(Ball's- Hatch's) Cavalry
This regiment was organized in April 1864 at
Newbern, by adding a company to the nine of Hatch's battalion,
which had entered the service the previous winter. Ordered at
once to Blue Mountain, the regiment was under General Pillow.
Moving into north Georgia, the regiment was in the desperate encounter
at Lafayette, with a loss of 30 killed and wounded and about 75
prisoners. Shortly after, the Eighth fought at Rome, losing about
20 men killed and wounded. It was ordered to west Florida soon
after, and was in front of Steele as he moved on Pollard. The
Eighth surrendered at Gainesville, after some further operations
of minor importance.
8th (Hatch's) Cavalry Regiment was organized
at Newbern, Alabama, in April, 1864, by adding one company to
the nine of Hatch's Battalion that had entered Confederate service
the previous winter. The men were form Sumter, Dallas, Tuscaloosa,
Greene, Marengo, Choctaw, and Fayette counties. It joined General
Pillow at Blue Mountain, then was assigned to C.G. Armistead's
Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
The unit fought at Lafayette, Georgia, and sustained 105 casualties.
Later it moved to Selma, served at Talladega, and in September
totalled 241 effectives. It went on to confront the Federals in
Florida and Alabama, and on May 14, 1865, surrendered at Gainesville.
Its commanders were Colonels Charles P. Ball and Lemuel D. Hatch,
and Majors William T. Poe and Richard H. Redwood.
B. Coles Company/ Goldthwaite's