Compiled by Victoria Proctor, ©1996-2014
Marion County men are known to have served in Company "F" of the Fourth Regiment Cavalry, aka "Monroe's Company", "Godbold's Company", and "Hewitt's Company".
Fourth Regiment Cavalry (Rutledge's)
Organized by the consolidation of the 10th and 12th Cavalry Battalions to a regiment on December 16, 1862. The unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, then in March, 1864, moved to Virginia with 1,350 officers and men. Attached to General Butler's Brigade, it participated in The Wilderness Campaign, the battles around Cold Harbor, and in various conflicts south of the James River. Transferred to Logan's command, it fought in the campaign of the Carolinas and with less than 200 men surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel B. Huger Rutledge, Lieutenant Colonel William Stokes, and Major William P. Emanuel.
Surrendered by General Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.
Battles the 4th Cavalry Regiment fought were:
1862: Black River (August 13)
1863: Destruction of the George Washington near Beaufort (April 9); Combahee River (June 2); near Lowndes' Mill, Combahee River (September 13-14); near Cunningham's Bluff (November 24)
1864: The Wilderness (May 5-6), Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21), North Anna (May 23-26), Haw's Shop (May 28), Cold Harbor (June 1-3), Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865), Vaughan Road (October 1)
1865: Carolinas Campaign (February-April)
Families looking for information on relatives in Co. F, Fourth Cavalry may contact Tecumseh5@aol.com who has generously offered to do lookups. Please be considerate when making your requests!
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