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Nelson's Independent Cavalry Company      
Company B
Robert G. W. Sloman - Sergeant   
Sgt. in Company B, Cobb's Legion from Bowden, GA. Died at South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862 at 'Battle of Crampton's Gap,' Maryland. My G.G. Grandfather. Just Learned in 2015: Corporal Robert G. W. Sloman was in Company D, Palmetto Regiment from Edgefield, SC 'Ole '96 Boys' During the Mexican War 1846-1848.
Contact Name:  Paul Witt-
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Date Added:  12/11/2009
Company C
Alexander B Barrett - Private   
Thomas Riley Barrett, Lewis Walter Barrett, James Richard Barrett, Walton T Barrett and Alexander B Barrett were all brothers that served together in Cobb’s Legion Cavalry.
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Date Added:  7/17/2011
Company C
Thomas Riley Barrett - Private   
Thomas was my 3rd Great Grandfather. He was born in 1841 in South Carolina. Enlisted as a Private in Company C on 8-01-1861 (or 9-28-1861) at Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. One of the original members of Cobb's Legion Cavalry. No horse in March/April 1863. Killed at Hunterstown, PA on 7-2-1863. Buried at Laurel Grove Cemetary in Savannah, GA. Thomas Riley Barrett, Lewis Walter Barrett, James Richard Barrett, Walton T Barrett and Alexander B Barrett were all brothers that served together in Cobb’s Legion Cavalry.
Contact Name:  Randy Taylor
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Date Added:  6/19/2011
Company C
Walton T Barrett - Private   
Student from Lumpkin County, Georgia. Born ca. 1845 in South Carolina. Enlisted as a private in Company C on 08/01/1861 at Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Died on 4/22/1862 at Suffolk, Virginia. There is no known cause of death. However, the company notes indicate that sometime between May 28 and June 25, Cobb's Legion Cavalry returned to Camp Meadow (below Richmond, VA). Both measles and typhoid fever plagued the troopers. Thomas Riley Barrett, Lewis Walter Barrett, James Richard Barrett, Walton T Barrett and Alexander B Barrett were all brothers that served together in Cobb’s Legion Cavalry.
Contact Name:  Randy Taylor
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Date Added:  7/17/2011
Company C
Noah M Brinson - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Larry Lanier
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Date Added:  7/7/2009
Company C
James Overton Simmons - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jon Simmons
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Date Added:  4/9/2006
Company C
Moses Taliaferro Simmons - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Jon Simmons
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Date Added:  4/9/2006
Company D
James B Everett - Private   
J.B. Everett joined the 'Dougherty Hussars' in August of 1861 which later became part of Cobb's Legion Cavalry Co. D. He lived in Albany, Ga after the war becoming a prominent farmer. He never married and therefore we have no personal stories or records from his time with the cavalry except from military records and newspaper articles.
Contact Name:  Bruce Everett
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Date Added:  7/17/2014
Company D
Jim Tom Norris - Other   
Subject enlisted in Cobbs Legion unit from Dougherty County, GA as a private, but ended up as Adjutant for the Cavalry regiment.
Contact Name:  John Davis
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Date Added:  6/17/2005
Company E
J. Sidney Shaw - Private   
Private J. Sidney Shaw was killed in battle in 1865 in South Carolina in the waning months of the war.
Contact Name:  David Beam
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Date Added:  2/8/2011
Company F
William Clarke Hauser - Private   
William Clarke Hauser, native of Wadley, Georgia, enlisted in Cobb's Legion Cavalry, Company F (Capt. Malcom Jones), in 1861, and continued service until Johnson's surrender in North Carolina in April 1865. William was the son of Rev. William Hauser, M.D., who was the Chaplain to the 48th Georgia Infantry.
Contact Name:  Bruce James
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Date Added:  7/19/2011
Company H
James Richard Barrett - Private   
Farmer from Lumpkin County, Georgia. Born ca. 1841. Enlisted as a private in Company C on 08/01/1861 at Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Admitted to Institute Hospital, Richmond, Virginia on 7/22/1862 with typhoid fever. Furloughed to Athens, Georgia, on 10/01/1862. Sent to infantry/recruiting camp on 09/1863. Admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia on 07/05/1863 with a gunshot wound. Returned to duty on 08/15/1863. Listed in Company H from November/December 1863. Sent to Georgia to get a horse with Capt. Bostick on 09/20/1864. Was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston on 04/26/1865. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on 05/01/1865. After the war, became a farmer in Lumpkin County, Georgia. He and his wife, Betsy, had at least five children.
It would appear that Richard sustained his gunshot wound while Cobb's Legion Cavalry took the rear-guard post of the ambulance wagon train that was retreating from Gettysburg, PA and traveling to Williamsport, MD.
Thomas Riley Barrett, Lewis Walter Barrett, James Richard Barrett, Walton T Barrett and Alexander B Barrett were all brothers that served together in Cobb’s Legion Cavalry.
Contact Name:  Randy Taylor
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Date Added:  7/17/2011
Company H
Lewis W Barrett - Private   
Lewis served as a courier. Lewis enlisted in March of 1862 in Athens by Lt. Ritch; 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; listed on a receipt roll for clothing at 1st Division General Hospital at Camp Winder in Richmond, VA in July of 1863; on horse detail to GA on 23 Feb 1864 by Cavalry Corps Special Order No. 27; absent without leave on 1 Aug 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 and shown to have been captured by the enemy in Lumpkin 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. Thomas Riley Barrett, Lewis Walter Barrett, James Richard Barrett, Walton T Barrett and Alexander B Barrett were all brothers that served together in Cobb’s Legion Cavalry.

Contact Name:  Randy Taylor
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Date Added:  6/19/2011
Company H
Bennett Hutchinson Carter - Private   
Researching info on cobbs legion for a book. Looking for any info anyone may have. Letters, pictures or anything of value. Bennett H. Carter was my great-great-great grandfather and was killed at the Battle of Brandy Station on June 6 1863. Anyone that would like to contribute any information to go towards a book on the history and movements of the couragous men of Cobbs Legion please let me know.
Contact Name:  Scott Lewis
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Date Added:  2/10/2008
Company H
John M. Cooper - Private   
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Contact Name:  Pat Stephenson
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Date Added:  11/9/2012
Company H
Thomas Jordan Dunnahoo - 2nd Lieutenant   
Enlisted on 3 Mar 1862 in Athens, GA by Lt. Jeremiah E. Ritch; listed on a roll of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty as a teamster at camps in VA from 16 Feb 1863 to 7 May 1863; elected to second lieutenant on 1 Sep 1863; per a special order by Brig. Gen. P. M. B. Young, dated 29 Jan 1864, Lt. Dunnahoo and a detail of thirty men were to proceed to Port Royal, VA on the Rappahannock River and patrol the country around Port Royal and picket the river until receipt of further orders; listed on the 1 Apr 1864 muster roll as being on detached service by order of the brigade commander; on 30 Apr 1864 submitted a requisition for forage of thirteen privately owned horses used in the service of the company for thirty days between 1 Apr 1864 and 30 Apr 1864 at various places in the field in VA; on 23 Jul 1864, in a camp near Stony Creek Station, VA, made application to have an election for a junior second lieutenant, since the captain (Jeremiah E. Ritch - captured on 9 Jun 1863 at Brandy Station, VA) and first lieutenant (Isham H. Pittard - captured on 29 Feb 1864 at Ely's Ford, VA on the Rapidan River) were in the hands of the enemy making Lt. Dunnahoo the only officer present in the company - in this application Lt. Dunnahoo reported forty-eight men with horses present, six dismounted men present and a total of seventy-nine enlisted men present and absent in the company; ordered to GA with Gen. P. M. B. Young on 19 Nov 1864; in GA with Gen. P. M. B. Young’s detachment on 23 Nov 1864; signed as commanding the company from mid-1864 until he was shot and killed while trying to escape the enemy on horseback during the action at Swift Creek near Raleigh, NC on 12 Apr 1865 - this action was written about in 1901 by former Lt. Wiley C. Howard in his book, Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry and Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered; buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh
NOTE: an online roster I created for company H of the Legion cavalry can be see on the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society Web site at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacogs/onlineresources/companyH.htm
Contact Name:  Ed Rowe
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Date Added:  2/3/2006
Company I
William Macon Crumley - Private   
William Macon Crumley, Born April 7, 1847 in Henry County Georgia, enlisted in the Richmond Hussars at the age of 14 in 1861. This became company I of Cobb`s Legion Cavalry Battalion. He became a favorite currier of General Cobb,and upon his death at Fredericksburg, was sent to Gen. Kershaw to bring forward supporting units. His daring rides, on his horse, Montgomery, up and over Marye`s Heights under heavy fire from shot and shell, were written about post-bellum by General Clement A Evans in his book, 'Camp Fires Of The Confederacy', in the chapter titled, 'The Boy Courier'. Early in his service to Kershaw, while delivering dispatches, he came across a group of several Union troops along with their regimental colors. The young man talked the Yankees into surrendering themselves and the stand of colors. General Kershaw was so impressed by the valor of his young aide, he would present him with his sword. William would remain a courier of General Kershaw,and survived the war, becoming a business man in Atlanta. In 1875, he married Carrie Berry, 'the Anne Frank of Atlanta', who had written a diary of Sherman`s siege of Atlanta when she was but 9 years old. William and Carrie both died in 1921, and are buried in the Crumley family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.
Contact Name:  Morris L Crumley
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Date Added:  2/21/2009
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