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 in 1862, and went with him into Kentucky. It made a fine record, but in September a large part of the command was surprised and captured. A detachment of the regiment served with Wheeler at Murfreesboro, at the close of 1862, and after those captured in September had been exchanged, the regiment took part in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Atlanta and subsequent movements in Georgia, ending its service with the final campaign in the Carolinas. Some of the officers who succeeded those at the organization were: Cols. R. E. Kennon and W. R. Thompson, Capts. (B) W. J. Underwood, (I) John W. Hart. The Fourth Georgia cavalry had the following officers: Col. Isaac W. Avery, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Cook, Maj. D. J. Owen (later J. R. Stewart), Adjt. B. H. Newton (later J. W. Ramsey), Asst. Quartermaster William K. Moore, Commissary Joseph M. Stones; Capts. (A) R. A. Keith (killed), (B) G. B. May, (C) Jeff Johnson, (D) William J. Rogers, (E) Olin Wellborn and B. C. Wooddail, (F) C. D. McCutchen, Joseph E. Helvingstone (killed) and F. G. Horn, (G) William R. Logan and R. E. Kingsley, (H) G. H. Graham, (I, formerly I. W. Avery's company) D. J. Owen and H. H. Burke, (K) J. R. Stewart, (L) L. B. Anderson, (M) John D. Ashton. Colonel Avery early in the war organized a company called the Mountain Dragoons, went as its captain to Pensacola and led it in the campaign of Shiloh. With this company as a nucleus the Twenty-third cavalry battalion was formed, with Avery as lieutenant-colonel, and then on this battalion as a basis the Fourth Georgia cavalry was organized, with Avery as colonel. The regiment, composed in great part of troops that had already seen service, participated in the Chickamauga and Knoxville campaigns; in Wheeler's corps served through the marches and battles of the Atlanta campaign; after the fall of that city remained with Wheeler and shared in his efforts to save as much as possible from the ravages of Sherman's
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