10th Georgia Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Per the introduction to the 10th Georgia Cavalry’s compiled service records, the unit was organized on November 3, 1864.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain L. J. Smith
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.5
  • Note: The 20th Georgia Cavalry Battalion was broken up in the last week in July 1864.  Companies A, C, and D were placed in what became the 8th Georgia Cavalry.  Companies E, F, and G were made part of the 10th Georgia Cavalry.  Company B was added to the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry.6

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.7

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.9

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (starting November 3, 1864)10,11

  • Commander: Captain L. J. Smith (November & December 1864)12,13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 10th Georgia came into existence on November 3, 1864 per the introduction to the Compiled Service Records for the regiment.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Butler’s Division was ordered to South Carolina on January 19, 1865.16

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Hat tip to Ed Rowe at the Georgia in the Civil War Message Board for pointing this out.
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      6. Hopkins, Donald A. The Little Jeff: The Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia. White Mane Books, 1999, p. 223
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      14. Hat tip to Ed Rowe at the Georgia in the Civil War Message Board for pointing this out.
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1101
      17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 159, 162-163

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