Cobb’s Legion Cavalry

A History and Roster of the Ninth Georgia Volunteers in the Civil War

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About the Book

“The best regiment of either army, North or South”—this was the description of Cobb’s Legion offered by Confederate General Wade Hampton during the Civil War. This large and experienced unit played a crucial role for the South throughout the war. Their actions in more than 130 battles and other engagements over the course of the war are the subject of this book. Additionally, biographies of the officers and the nearly 1500 men of the regiment are included, as well as records of those who died, deserted, or were prisoners of war.

About the Author(s)

Harriet Bey Mesic, whose great-grandfather was part of Cobb’s Legion Cavalry, edited the L.E. Beacon Newsletter for two decades and has written a book about Fredericksburg, Virginia. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Harriet Bey Mesic
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: 40 photos, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6432-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8802-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
List of Maps      xi
Preface      1

1. Creation of Cobb’s Legion Cavalry      3
2. The Peninsula Campaign      7
3. The Seven Days Campaign      11
4. The Second Manassas Campaign      17
5. The Maryland Campaign      21
6. Stuart’s Raid into Pennsylvania      32
7. The Blue Ridge Campaign      41
8. Picketing the Rappahannock      46
9. The Gettysburg Campaign      60
10. Late Summer and Fall of 1863      88
11. The Bristoe Campaign      94
12. The Mine Run Campaign      98
13. Winter of 1864      102
14. The Overland Campaign      106
15. The Trevilian Campaign      115
16. The Siege of Petersburg      129
17. The Campaign of the Carolinas      151

Afterword      174
Appendix A. Commanding Officers      177
Appendix B. Roster      181
Appendix C. Original Members of Cobb’s Legion Cavalry      326
Appendix D. Greensboro Roster      329
Appendix E. Killed in Action, Mortally Wounded in Action, or Death Attributed to Disease      331
Appendix F. Prisoners of War      335
Appendix G. Those Who Went on Horse Detail to Georgia with Capt. Bostick on September 20, 1864      339
Appendix H. Last Record: Deserted or Absent Without Leave      342
Notes      343
Bibliography      347
Index      351

Book Reviews & Awards

“enduring value to readers, historians, and genealogical researchers”—Blue & Gray Magazine.