“9th Georgia Cavalry Regiment”
|August||Four companies were created as part of the combined arms Cobb’s Legion. Seven more companies would eventually be added. The cavalry component of the Legion was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Pierce M.B. Young, who had withdrawn from the West Point Class of 1861 two months before graduation upon Georgia’s secession.Company A (Richmond Hussars, Company A), formed in Richmond County.
Company B (Fulton Dragoons, Company A) was formed in Fulton County.
Company C (Georgia Troopers, Company A) was formed in Clarke County.
Company D (Dougherty Hussars) was formed in Dougherty County.
|September-October||Moved to Virginia and assigned to the Army of the Peninsula.|
|October-November||Assigned to the Department of the Peninsula.|
|January-April||Assigned to McLaws’s Division, Department of the Peninsula.|
Siege of Yorktown
Assigned to Cobb’s Brigade, McLaws’s Division, Magtuder’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia.
|May-July||Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|May 23||Captain William G. Delony of Company C was promoted to major.|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
|July||Additional companies were added to the cavalry battalion to raise it to regimental strength. It was assigned to Hampton’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia, and would operate independently from the infantry for the rest of the war.|
|August 2-8||Harrison’s Landing|
Encountered Federal cavalry at Quebec Schoolhouse while withdrawing to Burkittsville. Brigadier General Hampton ordered the Legion to attack. A saber charge resulted in a loss of 30 men killed and wounded and five men captured from the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment and the 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment. The Legion lost four men killed (including Lieutenant Marshall an Sergeant Bardsdale) and nine wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Young was wounded in the leg, and Captain G. J. Wright was wounded in the arm. Major William G. Delony took over command of the Legion after Lieutenant Colonel Young was wounded.
The Legion was commanded by Major Delony.
|November 5||Barbee’s Crossroads|
|November 1||Lieutenanr Colonel Young was promoted to colonel and Major Delony was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
Battle of Occoquan
Raid on Dumfries & Fairfax Station
The Legion lost 3 officers and 41 enlisted men.
Lieutenant Colonel Delony was wounded.
The Legion was commanded by Colonel Pierce M.B. Young. It brought 330 men to the field and lost 21 casualties.
From the monument to Hampton’s Brigade on the East Cavalry Battlefield at Gettysburg:
July 2. Engaged in the evening with 3rd Division Cavalry Corps near Hunterstown. Cobb’s Legion led the attack and lost a number of officers and men killed and wounded.
July 3. The Brigade arrived here about noon and skirmished with Union sharpshooters. In the afternoon the 1st North Carolina and Jeff Davis’ Legion advancing in support of Chambliss’ Brigade drove the Union cavalry but met their reserve and were in a critical position when the Brigade went to their support and a hand to hand fight ensued in which Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton was severely wounded. The conflict ended in the failure of the Confederates in their purpose to assail the rear of the Union Army
|July 4||Skirmish at Hunterstown|
Lieutenant Colnel Delony was mortally wounded and captured. He would die of gangrene in a Washington D.C. hospital on October 2.
|October 23||Colonel Young was promoted to brigadier general. Gilbert Jefferson Wright was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.|
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of North Anna
|July 11||Designated as the 9th Georgia Cavalry Regiment|
|July 19||Company L was retransferred to the Phillips Legion|
|September||Assigned to Butler’s-Young’s Brigade, Hampton’s-Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
|January||Assigned to Young’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command|
|April||Assigned to Logan’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command, Army of Tennessee|
Battle of Bentonville
Surrendered with Johnston’s army.