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Subject: [2ND-GA-CAVALRY] Cavalry Reunion at Rome, GA 1888
Date: 28 Dec 2002 08:33:42 -0700


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Surnames: Aiken, Allen, Bailey, Bridges, Brooks, Burr, Caricker, Crews, Deane, Ellis, Findlay, Franklin, Heflin, Ison, Johnson, Jones, King, Patrick, Swan, Thompson, Travis, Wilson
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The Griffin Daily News.
Griffin, Georgia, Sunday Morning, September 23, 1888

Cavalry Reunion
Six Regiments to Meet at Rome on the Third of October

At the annual meeting of the Sixth Georgia regiment at Sardis church,
Floyd county, it was decided to call a reunion of the First, Second,
Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Georgia cavalry regiments. Accordingly
the following notice was inserted in the Tribune of Rome:

At a reunion of the sixth Georgia Cavalry brigade at Rome, Ga. on
Wednesday the third day of October, 1888. All members of the First,
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Georgia Cavalry will please write
to me at once that I may know their addresses. Low rates will be given
on all railroads.

Your old commissary,
J.A. Bale, President

Our attention being called to this announcement, S.H. Deane, the last
orderly sergeant of Company E, of the Second Georgia regiment, was
interviewed and kindly furnished us the names of the survivors, as well
as he could remember, of his company. The following officers left in
command of the company: F.M. Ison, Captain; T.J. Brooks, 1st Lieut.;
R.A. Thompson, 2nd Lieut.; Chas. King, Ensign; Privates, H.C. Burr, T.J.
Ison, E.J. Ison, J.M. Jones, S.H. Deane, W.J. Bridges, H.A. Jones, Jeff
Cariker, Chas. Bailey, Drew Bailey, E. Findlay, Bud Finlay, Chas.
Travis, Tom Travis, M.J. Patrick, Shade Heflin. Jeff Ellis, Davis Aiken,
John A. Wilson, W.A. Ellis, H.E. Ellis, Calloway Franklin, W.W. Johnson,
James Allen, Jack Swan.

The Second Georgia Cavalry brigade opened the battle of Chicamauga and
were relieved by Longstreet's division. They were very highly
complimented by Gen. Longstreet after the battle. The most noted event
in their battles in this State was the capture of Gen. Stoneman near
Macon by a detachment of the brigade under Col. Crews. They took part in
a great many important engagements during the war and were always noted
for their bravery. A great many of the old veterans will attend this
reunion.

(Transcribed 12/27/02 Lynn Cunningham)


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