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A C Westbrook

Birth: 19 Mar 1842

Death: 28 Nov 1910

(Aged 68 years, 8 months, 9 days.)


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Served in Company K, 62nd Cav., Georgia as Capt

Residence Macon County GA; Enlisted on 5/16/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 5/16/1862 he was commissioned into "K" Co. GA 62nd Partisan Cavalry He Resigned on 6/23/1863 Promotions: * 1st Lieut 4/23/1863 Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Unit Details:
62nd Regiment Partisan Rangers was formed during the fall of 1862 when the 2nd Regiment and 15th Battalion Georgia Partisan Rangers were reorganized. Three companies were from North Carolina and the Georgia companies were from Dougherty, Liberty, and Baker counties. The unit served in Georgia and North Carolina and in December, 1863, totalled 408 effectives. During May, 1864, it was assigned to J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, and fought at Drewry's Bluff and in various conflicts south of the James River. On July 11, 1864, the regiment was ordered to disband. Seven Georgia companies merged into the 8th Georgia Cavalry and the North Carolina companies became part of the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion. Its commanders were Colonel Joel R. Griffin, Lieutenant Colonels John T. Kennedy and Randolph Towns, and Major William L.A. Ellis.

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