62nd Georgia Cavalry

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Muster In: Organized August 1, 1862.1
Muster Out: circa October 25, 18642

Commander(s):
Colonel Joel R. Griffin (this unit formed the basis for the 8th Georgia Cavalry, which Griffin later commanded as well.)
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3,4

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  • Note: Company H was stationed at Hicksford as a part of the First Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6,7,8

  • Commander: Colonel Joel R. Griffin (June 23, 1864)9
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  • Note: Company H was stationed at Hicksford as a part of the First Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.10

Third Offensive Order of Battle: See 8th Georgia Cavalry

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  • Note: The 8th Georgia Cavalry was formed as a result of Special Orders #161, written on July 11, 1864.  The unit was made up of the 62nd Georgia Cavalry and part of the 20th Georgia Cavalry Battalion, but it looks like only the 62nd Georgia Cavalry was part of this unit in July.  More research is needed.11,12
  • Note: Company H was stationed at Hicksford as a part of the First Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.(?)
  • Note: Company H was stationed at Hicksford as a part of the First Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.(?)

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.(?)

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.16

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.17

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113: Sibley does not have the 62nd Georgia Cavalry in Dearing’s Brigade in June 1864.  According to Sifakis the unit wasn’t disbanded until October 1864 from orders issued on July 11, 1864, creating the 8th Georgia, which Sibley DOES have listed in June 1864.  Someone is wrong here.  More research is needed.
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 158: Sifakis’ information disagrees with Sibley’s order of battle. Sibley already has the 8th Georgia Cavalry listed in Dearing’s Brigade in June 1864.  One of the two is wrong.  More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113: Sibley does not have the 62nd Georgia Cavalry in Dearing’s Brigade in June 1864.  According to Sifakis the unit wasn’t disbanded until October 1864 from orders issued on July 11, 1864, creating the 8th Georgia, which Sibley DOES have listed in June 1864.  Someone is wrong here.  More research is needed.
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 158: Sifakis’ information disagrees with Sibley’s order of battle. Sibley already has the 8th Georgia Cavalry listed in Dearing’s Brigade in June 1864.  One of the two is wrong.  More research is needed.
    8. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col. 4-5: This article seems to solve the issue.  The writer refers to “Colonel Griffin’s Regiment repeatedly, and calls the same unit the 62nd Georgia Cavalry.  So the 62nd Georgia Cavalry existed here, NOT the 8th Georgia Cavalry.
    9. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col.4-5
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 763
    12.  The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), pages 1170-1171
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 164-165
    19. Defeat of Wilson’s Raiders.” Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate (Macon, GA). July 14, 1864, p. 2 col.4-5

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    sharon mitchell August 26, 2019 at 9:51 am

    iam looking for member of this reg Curtis Mitchell I think he joined in 1864 in wayne county nc

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