Georgia Troopers – Company H – N to Z

Cobb’s Legion Cavalry Battalion
Army of Northern Virginia Cavalry
Georgia Troopers – Company H
Athens, Georgia

compiled by Ed Rowe

Privates N to Z

Nabers, William (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; transferred into company K of the 3rd GA Infantry on 30 Jan 1863; wounded during the battle at Weldon Railroad, VA on 21 Aug 1864; died on 8 Sep 1864 of wounds

O’Shields, John B. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; wounded on 9 Jun 1863 during the cavalry battle at Brandy Station, VA; sent to recruiting camp in August of 1863; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Ownby, Gaines C. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; listed on a register of the CSA General Hospital at Charlottesville, VA on 3 Jul 1863 for an ulcer of the cornea; discharged from service on 11 Sep 1863

Parks, Isaac G. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on horse detail to GA on 23 Feb 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 27; sent to recruiting or infirmary camp in June of 1864; listed on a roll of prisoners of war surrendered at Augusta, GA and paroled there on 18 May 1865

Patterson, Joseph S. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; given a disability discharge from service in March of 1863 at Bedford County, VA due to suffering from epileptic seizures

Ray, John R. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; discharged from service and paid off on 17 Jul 1862

Reidling, Joseph W. M. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in February of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; died in September of 1862

Ridgway, John N. (Pvt./Pvt.) – originally enlisted into company C of the Legion cavalry in April of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Thomas C. Williams; on horse detail to GA on 11 Nov 1863; first shown to be in company H on the November/December 1863 muster roll; absent without leave in January of 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Rives, Burwell G. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1863 in Brownsburg, VA by Adjutant William L. Church; sent to recruiting camp in November of 1863; returned from recruiting camp in March of 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864

Rives, Reuben P. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in September of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on horse detail to GA on 11 Nov 1863; sent to recruiting camp on 23 Feb 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864

Rives, Thomas J. (Pvt./Pvt.) – originally enlisted into company C of the Legion cavalry in August of 1861 in Athens by Capt. William G. Delony; transferred into company H on 1 Jan 1863; wounded and sent to a hospital on 9 Nov 1863; in GA on wounded furlough on 29 Nov 1863

Roark, Page J. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1863 in Athens by Lt. Col. William G. Delony; wounded and sent to a hospital on 10 Jul 1863; sent home to GA on furlough awaiting retirement in September of 1864

Rushin, John (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Thomas C. Williams; discharged from service and paid off on 17 Jul 1862

Segars, Francis G. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Thomas C. Williams; on extra duty as a shoe maker in April of 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864

Segars, William R. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1863 in Decatur, GA by a Maj. Hardee; on extra duty as a shoe maker in April of 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Simmons, Henry J. (Pvt./Pvt.) – originally enlisted into company K of the 3rd GA Infantry in June of 1861 in Athens by a Capt. Billups; transferred into company H of the Legion cavalry in January of 1863; wounded on 1 Aug 1863 and had an arm amputated; sent home to GA on furlough awaiting retirement in September of 1864

Simmons, Jesse A. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; during a mounted charge against the enemy at Cold Harbor, VA in June of 1862, his horse stumbled and fell at a narrow place in the road causing him to receive a fracture to one of his thigh bones, just above the knee, after he was run over by some of the horses of the mounted troopers behind him – was treated for this fracture at a Richmond, VA hospital; on horse detail to GA on 23 Feb 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 27; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Simmons, Moses S. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; filed a claim of $175.00 for a bay horse killed in the action at Malvern Hill, VA on 5 Aug 1862; reported as missing on 9 Jun 1863 after the cavalry battle at Brandy Station, VA; was later found out that he was captured by the enemy at Beverly Ford on the Rappahannock River during the battle; listed on a roll of prisoners of war paroled at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. on 25 Jun 1863; exchanged at City Point, VA on 30 Jun 1863; on horse detail to GA on 11 Nov 1863; on provost duty in February of 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Smith, James B. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on furlough to GA on 19 Feb 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Smith, Zach H. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in February of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; sent to a hospital on 13 Feb 1864; listed as being in several other hospitals in Richmond, VA in 1864 including the 3rd Division General Hospital at Howard’s Grove, the General Hospital at Camp Winder and the Receiving & Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9; listed on a morning report of Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA on 23 Aug 1864 for dysentery – returned to duty on 26 Aug 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Sterling, Isaac (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; died on 17 Oct 1862 of chronic dysentery at General Hospital No. 2 in Lynchburg, VA; buried in the Confederate Soldier section of Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg; listed on a register of claims of deceased officers and soldiers from GA, which was filed for settlement in the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Department; his widow, Sarah Sterling, filed for this claim on 28 Apr 1863 stating that he died on or about 17 Oct 1862

Taylor, Calvin C. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; listed as a teamster in June of 1863, from 1 Jul 1863 until 30 Sep 1863 and from 1 Oct 1863 until 16 Nov 1863; shown to be without a horse in November of 1863; shown to be without a horse on the January/February 1864 muster roll; on furlough to GA on 19 Feb 1864 without a horse; shown to be without a horse for one month and 23 days in March of 1864; absent without leave in March of 1864; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864

Todd, Thomas B. F. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Atlanta by Lt. Thomas C. Williams; wounded on 8 Aug 1863; wounded on 7 Dec 1863; captured by the enemy on 8 May 1864; captured by the enemy in June of 1864 at Hanover Court House, VA; wounded and sent to a hospital on 1 Aug 1864; wounded eight times during the war

Tuck, William B. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; died on 10 Aug 1862; a claim was filed by his father, E. B. Tuck, on 1 Sep 1862 to be paid for a horse owned by William that was lost in a charge against the enemy and also for any pay that may have been due William at the time of his death

Turner, Cornelius C. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in September of 1862 by Lt. Ritch; listed on a hospital muster roll of sick soldiers at 2nd Division General Hospital at Camp Winder in Richmond, VA in August of 1863; listed on a register of the CSA General Hospital in Charlottesville, VA on 25 Aug 1863 – transferred to Receiving & Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9, in Richmond, VA on 13 Sep 1863 by order of Medical Director; listed on a register of General Hospital at Camp Winder in Richmond, VA in September and October of 1863 – returned to duty on 16 Oct 1863; on furlough to GA on 19 Feb 1864; absent without leave in August of 1864; name listed as signature to an oath of allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to on 29 Aug 1864 at Chattanooga, TN; listed on a register of prisoners of war received at a military prison in Louisville, KY in September of 1864 and shown to have been captured by the enemy in Hall County, GA; listed on a roll of deserters from the Confederate army at Louisville, KY in September of 1864; name listed as signature to an oath of allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to in September of 1864 at Louisville, KY and sent from the Dept. of the Cumberland to be released north of the Ohio River

Ware, Nicholas C. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; killed on 9 Jun 1863 during the cavalry battle at Brandy Station, VA

Whisenant, Henry (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; died on 26 Feb 1863 at Mt. Hope, VA; from Hall County, GA

White, Robert (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; listed on a payroll of recruits for company C of the Legion cavalry dated 25 Apr 1862 showing he received $50.00 for payment of bounty; discharged from service and paid off on 17 Jul 1862

Wier, Nathan Hoyt (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Atlanta by Lt. Thomas C. Williams; on horse detail to GA on 13 Mar 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 36; in GA on sick furlough in May of 1864; in GA on sick furlough in July of 1864; listed on a roll of prisoners of war captured by U.S. forces under Brvt. Brig. Gen. W. J. Palmer in Athens, GA and paroled there on 8 May 1865

Wier, R. W. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in July of 1863 in Athens by an Adjutant Alexander; died on 10 Jan 1864 from disease; he was forty-five years old

Wilborn, James C. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in April of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; captured by the enemy on 11 Jun 1864 at Louisa Court House, VA; sent to Point Lookout, MD prisoner of war camp on 20 June 1864; transferred to Elmira, NY prisoner of war camp on 25 Jul 1864; released from Elmira prisoner of war camp and took oath of allegiance to the United States on 21 Jun 1865

Willis, Josiah N. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; sent to General Hospital in Farmville, VA for diarrhea on 6 Jul 1862 – returned to duty on 28 Jul 1862; sent to recruiting camp in November of 1863; surrendered and paroled on 23 May 1865 at Augusta, GA

Wilson, E. J. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on horse detail to GA on 23 Feb 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 27; last shown with company on the September/October 1864 muster roll; died on 25 Jan 1865 after being wounded and having one of his legs amputated at the thigh; buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC

Winfrey, George W. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on detached service as a driver for Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in August of 1863; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; listed on a roll of prisoners of war captured by U.S. forces under Brvt. Brig. Gen. W. J. Palmer in Athens, GA and paroled there on 8 May 1865

Wood, John R. (Pvt./Pvt.) – originally enlisted into company G of the 16th GA Infantry in July of 1861 in Jefferson, GA by a Capt. Thompson; transferred into company C of the Legion cavalry in 1862; transferred into company H on 1 Aug 1864; shown to be without a horse in January of 1864; on horse detail to GA on 23 Feb 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 27; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864

Yerby, Burrell H. (Pvt./Pvt.) – enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; on detached service as a driver for Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in October of 1863; shown to be without a horse in December of 1863 on the January/February 1864 muster roll; on horse detail to GA on 13 Mar 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 36; on horse detail to GA on 20 Sep 1864; surrendered on 26 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC; paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Posted with permission from Ed Rowe. If you have any questions or additional information about this roster, please contact Ed Rowe jedrowe@bellsouth.net.

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