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 in the Knoxville and Kentucky campaigns of 1862, and then in the campaign in middle Tennessee. When the infantry companies were taken to help form the Sixty-fifth regiment, the cavalry companies, united with others, formed the Sixth cavalry, which served in the campaign in middle Tennessee, in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, and in the campaign of the Carolinas in the spring of 1865. The field officers of the Sixth were: Col. John R. Hart, Lieut.-Cols. B. F. Brown and J. C. Fain, Maj. J. C. Fain, Asst. Quartermaster T. W. Fulton, Adjt. B. F. Chastain. For further information about this regiment, see Smith's Georgia legion. The Seventh Georgia cavalry regiment was organized with the following officers: Col. W. P. White (died), Lieut.-Col. J. L. McAllister (killed), Maj. E. C. Anderson; Capts. (A) W. D. Russell, (B) A. R. Miller, (C) J. N. Davis, (D) R. H. Wylley, (E) H. K. Harrison, (F) R. F. Jones, (G) F. W. Hopkins, (H) H. Hines, (I) J. W. Brumby, (K) L. S. Quarterman. This command was formed from the Twenty-first cavalry battalion, which served with great credit on the South Carolina coast in 1862 and 1863, and the Twenty-fourth battalion, which served on the Georgia coast. The battalions having been united in the Seventh regiment, served under Wade Hampton in Virginia. At the battle of Trevilian Station in May, 1864, its losses were very heavy; Lieutenant-Colonel McAllister was killed, Capt. Whiteford D. Russell, acting as major, was mortally wounded, and Major Anderson disabled by a wound. During the siege of Savannah in December, 1864, this regiment, commanded by Colonel Anderson, formed part of the army under Hardee. Some of the successors to the officers named in the organization were: Maj. John T. Davis, Capts. (A) E. W. Moise, (B) L. J. Smith, (C) F. E. Burke, W. E. Cropp and E. C. Anderson, (D) J. H. Sykes and P. A. L. Morris, (E) P. Beasley, (F) J. R. Johnson and C. C. Bowen, (G) T. S. Hopkins, (H) J. L.
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