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William H Fincher

Birth: 8 Dec 1828

Death: 30 Dec 1910


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Served in Company H, 2nd Cav. St.Guards, Georgia as Pvt

Unit Details:
2nd Cavalry Regiment, assembled at Albany, Georgia, in February, 1862, contained men from Randolph, Dougherty, Clayton, Marion, Fulton, and Decatur counties. It moved to Chattanooga and after skirmishing in Tennessee was placed in Forrest's, Wharton's, J.J. Morrison's, Iverson's, and C.C. Crews' Brigade. The regiment participated in various conflicts such as Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Philadelphia, Campbell's Station, Bean's Station, and Mossy Creek. Later it was involved in the Atlanta Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, the 2nd Cavalry surrendered with only 18 men. The field officers were Colonels Charles C. Crews and William J. Lawton; Lieutenant Colonels James E. Dunlop, Arthur Hood, and Francis M. Ison; and Majors James W. Mayo and C.A. Whaley.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo: Pvt William Oliver FincherPvt William Oliver Fincher
8 Dec 1828 - 30 Dec 1910
Richardson Family Cemetery
Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia

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