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Cobb's (GA) Legion, Cavalry Battalion


Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  LCol. P. M. B. Young
  Maj. William G. Delony


This Battalion's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Division - Stuart's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - Hampton's Brigade

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

"After withdrawing the brigade from Middletown [Sept 13], I [BGEn Hampton] proceeded toward Burkittsille, where I expected to form a junction with Colonel Munford. On the road to this place I discovered, on a road parallel to the one on which we were, a regiment of Yankee cavalry. Taking the Cobb Legion with me, I directed Lieutenant-Colonel Young to charge this regiment. This order was carried out in gallant style, the legion crossing sabers with the Yankees and chasing them some distance. Five prisoners were taken, while a published account of the Yankees now before me admits a loss of 30 killed and wounded. The prisoners taken belonged to the Third Indiana the Eighth Illinois. Lieutenant-Colonel Young, who led the charge, received a painful wound in the leg, and Captain G. J. Wright, whose company was in the advance, was wounded in the arm. Our loss was 4 killed and 9 wounded. Among the former I regret to have to mention Lieutenant Marshall and Sergeant Bardsdale. I take pleasure in calling attention to the behavior of this command. Colonel Young led with great gallantry, and, after his fall, Major Delony. After driving in this cavalry, I moved on to Burkittsville, where we remained during the night of September 13."
(from BGEN Hampton's Report)

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #317: Stuart's Cavalry Division - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 19 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #318: Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

We have 3 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
DLtCamfield, Caleb Halsted        We have some details for this person
F&SMajDelony, William G        We have some details for this person
F&SLColYoung, Pierce Manning ButlerWIA   09/13     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person


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