Organized at Rome, Georgia, by combining the 21st and 24th Georgia Cavalry Battalions with McAllister’s Hardwick Mounted Rifles under the command of Colonel William P. White, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph L. McAllister and Major Edward C. Anderson, Jr. Assigned to the 4th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Company A, Captain W.D. Russell
The three parent units continued to operate independently until May.
The battalions gathered together at Augusta, then moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where they joined with the brigade.
|Late May||Proceeded to Richmond by the end of the month. Assigned to Young’s Brigade, Hampton’s-Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Colonel White was shot, and Lieutenant Colonel McAllister took command of the regiment, whch mustered 842 men.|
Battle of Trevilian Station
Colonel McAllister was mortally wounded by four bullets in the chest leading a counterattack. Major Anderson was wounded in the hip and captured, but was able to escape that evening. Captains Russell of Company A, Miller of Company B, and Hines of Company H were killed or mortally wounded. Captain Hopkins of Company G was captured. The regiment “carried six hundred men into the fight and brought out three hundred only.” Abount 180 men were captured.
Sappony Church, Reams’s Station
Poplar Springs Church
Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road
|November||Assigned to Gary’s Brigade, Department of Richmond|
Most of the regiment’s horses had died or were unservicable from hard campaigning. Colonel Edward Anderson left the mounted members in Virginia and led 200 dismounted members to Georgia to get remounts. They served in the Battle for Savannah and escaped to North Carolina, but never returned to Virginia.
|January||Assigned to Gary’s Brigade, F. Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
|March 28-April 9||
|April 3||Namozine Church|
Skirmish at Amelia Cour House and Tabernacle Chuch
The regiment surrendered 3 officers and 39 enlisted men under the command of Captain William H. Burroughs of Company F.