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Alabama 2nd Cavalry (Confederate)

5/1/62

Organized - Alabama 2nd Cavalry - Alabama

7/20/64

Battle - Peachtree Creek - Fulton County, Georgia

Peachtree Creek
Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood. On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen. Geo…READ MORE

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel John N. Carpenter

Lieutenant ColonelJohn N. Carpenter

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General William T. Martin

Major GeneralWilliam T. Martin

7/22/64

Battle - Atlanta - Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac…READ MORE

5/10/65

Mustered Out - Alabama 2nd Cavalry - Alabama

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