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The Fifteenth battalion Georgia cavalry (partisan rangers), Lieut.-Col. J H. Griffin, was merged in the Sixty-second Georgia, known also as the Eighth cavalry. See the sketches of the same.

The officers of the Sixteenth battalion Georgia cavalry (partisan rangers) were: Col. A. A. Hunt, Lieut.-Col. F. M. Nix, Maj. S. J. Winn, Adjt. E. Y. Clark; Capts. (A) T. F. Jones, (B) William B. Bailey, (C) A. J. Walters, (D) David A. Camp, (E) William L. Merler, (F) John D. Simms, (G) F. J. Whitehead, (H) J. F. Ray, (I) J. A. Strange, (K) W. S. Thomas. This battalion, also sometimes called the First partisan rangers, served in east Tennessee, then in southwest Virginia, during the greater part of the war. A portion of the battalion was with General Early in the valley of Virginia in 1864. Samuel J. Winn became lieutenant-colonel, E. Y. Clark, major, and Thomas E. Winn, adjutant.

The Nineteenth battalion Georgia cavalry, Maj. Charles T. Goode, included the companies of Capts. (A) Thaddeus G. Holt, (B) James L. Leath, (C) W. I. Vason, (D) G. R. Coley.

The Twentieth battalion Georgia cavalry (partisan rangers) had the following officers: Lieut.-Col. John M. Millen, Maj. S. B. Spencer, Adjt. M. E. Williams, Asst. Quartermaster L. S. Varnedoe; Capts. (A) Moses J. Smith, (B) W. G. Thompson, (C) J. G. Cress, (D) William A. Lane, (E) A. J. Love, (F) J. B. Peacock. This battalion served on the Georgia coast and then in Virginia. In July, 1864, three companies united with seven from the Sixty-second regiment to form the Eighth cavalry. Three others helped to form the Tenth cavalry. Another company, which had been added to the battalion, was placed in the Jeff Davis legion (Mississippi troops). Thomas L. Paine became captain of Company E, and M. E. Williams of Company F.

The Twenty-first battalion Georgia cavalry (partisan rangers) had as officers: Maj. William B. White, Adjt.

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