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O T Blitch

Birth: 15 Sep 1844

Death: 19 Apr 1931


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Served in Company G, 7th Cav., Georgia as Pvt

Unit Details:
7th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the sprin gof 1864 at Rome, Georgia. It was formed by consolidating the 21st and 24th Georgia Cavalry Battalions and J.L. McAllister's Hardwick Mounted Rifles. The men were recruited in Augusta and Hardwick and the counties of Miller, Randolph, Banks, and Wayne. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment was placed in P.M.B. Young's and Gary's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in The Wilderness Campaign and later the battles about Cold Harbor and conflicts south of the James River. Sent to Georgia, the 7th Cavalry was dismounted and with 200 men took part in the defense of Savannah. It returned to Virginia and continued the fight around Petersburg and Appomattox. The unit surrendered 3 officers and 39 men. Colonel William P. White, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph L. McAllister, and Majors Edward C. Anderson, Jr. and John N. Davies were in command.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo:  Obediah Thomas BlitchObediah Thomas Blitch
15 Sep 1844 - 19 Apr 1931
Patterson Cemetery
Pierce County, Georgia

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