In 1861 Captain James J. Morrison resigned his commission in the United States Cavalry, returned to his home in Cedartown, Georgia, and was soon authorized by the Confederate War Department to raise a regiment of cavalry.
This book is the first complete history of the First Georgia Cavalry, who saw action in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. A regimental roster includes more than 1,600 names with details of service provided, along with pre-war service, death and burial information in some cases.
Michael Bowers Cavender
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Since my name is in the index as an article I had written about an ancestor is included, I feel I can be honest and say that it was ruined for me since they had one of the places another ancestor is buried incorrect and I see it being used on Ancestry so I don't know which came first - the book and the incorrect burial or they go they got their information from Ancestry. Although after speaking with the author he is going to have the information corrected on re-prints and this books is a MUST HAVE for anyone with ancestors who fought with the GA 1st Calvary - please note my 2nd review.
Very good book, especially for the researcher of Confederate cavalry. The only thing I disliked about the book was that I thought it covered too much of other cavalry regiments, brigades, etc. Some of that was not clear if the 1st Georgia Cavalry Regiment was included in the action. Incidentally, I purchased the book because my G-G-Grandfather served in this cavalry unit and I wanted to know what actions he had been involved in. To my surprise, he and his cousin were mentioned in the book as being sick during the Kentucky campaign of 1862-1863.
Great book, the most comprehensive I have seen yet. I do wish there were more photos or images of the members who served in the unit. My ancestor was a member of this unit so it has personal meaning for me to read about what he and his comrades did. I know it could have been more detailed but this gives a good cross section of life in the 19th century military and what soldiers and cavalry endured in the line of duty.
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