Confederate Regiments & BatteriesGeorgia

July 1 Created with four companies under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William Wofford Rich.
Company G – “Governor’s Horse Guards” – Captain Charles DuBignon
Company H – “Johnson Rangers”
Company I – “Cherokee Dragoons” –
Company K – “Coweta Rangers”
(The infantry companies of the legion were lettered A-F)
September-December Moved to western Virginia and assigned to the Army of the Kanawha
December-June Moved to Hardeeville, South Carolina, guarding the Charleston & Savannah Railroad from Federals at Port Royal and recuperating from the harsh winter weather in the West Virginia mountains. Assigned to 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
March 20 Buckingham and Hunting Island
May 12 & 16 Two new cavalry companies, N (“Bibb Cavalry”) and P, were mustered in and added to the Legion. (Companies L, M & O were infantry companies.)
June-July Assigned to 4th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
August Moved by train to Virginia and assigned to Drayton’s Brigade, Jones’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia. The infantry portion of the Legion had left earlier and was assigned to a different brigade. The Legion’s infantry and cavalry would never operate together for the rest of the war. Captain DuBignon of Company G (A) resigned due to deafness.The companies were relettered:
Company G became Company A – Captain James Hall Nichols replaced Captain DuBignon
Company H became Company B – Captain John F. Millhollin
Company I became Company C – Captain William B.C. Puckett
Company K became Company D – Dr. Robert Leeper Young Long
Company N became Company E – Captain Samuel Scott Dunlap
Company P became Company F – Captain Wesley Wiles Thomas
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
October 1 Assigned to Hampton’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
October 9-12
Stuart’s Second Ride Around McClellan
November 28 Hartwood Church
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 27-29
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
February 5-7
Rappahannock Bridge
April 27-May 6
Chancellorsville Campaign
June 3-August 1
Gettysburg Campaign

The Legion was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William W. Rich.

From the monument to Hampton’s Brigade 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

June 9
Battle of Brandy Station
June 17
June 21
June 30
Battle of Hanover
July 2
Battle of Hunterstown
July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg
July 4
Battle of Monterey Gap
July 6
Battles of Hagerstown, Williamsport
July 24
Battle of Wapping Heights (Manassas Gap)
November 7-8
Kelley’s Ford
November 8 Skirmish at Stephensburg, near Culpeper. Major Milhollin was mortally wounded. Thomas G. Wilkes became captain of Company B
December 31 Assigned to Young’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
February 6-7
Morton’s Ford
April Captain Long of Company E resigned. Hugh Buchanon took over as captain.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 7-8
Todd’s Tavern
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 11
Battle of Yellow Tavern
May The four companies of the 4th Alabama Cavalry Battalion were assigned to the Legion.
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 11-12
Battle of Trevillian Station
Siege of Petersburg
June 29
Ream’s Station
July 11 The four companies of the 4th Alabama Cavalry Battalion were reassigned to the Jeff Davis Legion, although this would not be done until November.
August 18-21
Weldon R.R., Globe Tavern (Yellow House) and Black’s Station
October 27
Boyden Plank Road
October 31 Assigned to Young’s Brigade, Hampton’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Colonel Rich went home on sick furlough.
November The four companies of the 4th Alabama Cavalry Battalion were transferred to the Jeff Davis Legion, as ordered in July. In compensation, a company from the Phillips Legion was transferred in, becoming Company G, commanded by Captain F. Edgeworth Eve.
December 31 Assigned to Young’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command
January 27 Colonel Rich resigned his commission due to Hepatitus.
Carolinas Campaign
March Assigned to Logan’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command, Army of Tennessee
April 26
Durham Station

Surrendered 254 officers and men with Johnston’s army