George Cavanaugh enlisted in Company A, 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry July 1, 1862, inducted by Capt. Russell.
Pvt. Cavanaugh was transferred to Co. A, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry February 13, 1864. On June 11, 1864 he was wounded at Trevillian Station, Va. He was shown as absent, wounded from June to October.