Thomas Mickleberry Merritt [left] and Unknown Fellow Officer, Company G., Second Georgia Cavalry Regiment, 1862–63

The 2nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry assembled at Albany, Georgia, in February, 1862. lists 1,693 men on its roster for this unit.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.

Photo Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art