7th Confederate Cavalry

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Muster In: Organized on September 16, 1862.1
Muster Out: Disbanded with the seven Georgia companies being transferred to the 10th Georgia Cavalry and the five North Carolina companies being transferred to the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion on November 30, 1864, per S.O. #161, A&IG’s office, dated July 11, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Colonel V. H. Taliaferro
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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas D. Claiborne
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel V. H. Taliaferro (June 9, 1864)4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5,6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas D. Claiborne (June 23, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (need a source!)

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Unattached | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Colonel V. H. Taliaferro (?) (need source)
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Unattached | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (November 1-30, 1864)11

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  • Note: Disbanded with the seven Georgia companies being transferred to the 10th Georgia Cavalry and the five North Carolina companies being transferred to the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion on November 30, 1864, per S.O. #161, A&IG’s office, dated July 11, 1864.12

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.13

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.14

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles15:

  • Petersburg (June 9, 1864)
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Skirmish at Black and Whites (June 23, 1864)16
  • Peebles’ Farm (September 29-October 2, 1864)
  • Harman Road (October 2, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. “Southern News.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), June 20, 1864, p. 2, col. 1-2
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col. 4-5
    7. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col. 4-5
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    9. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1310.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 170-171
    16. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col. 4-5

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