He was transferred to Co. I, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry when it was established February 13, 1864. Cawley was listed as being present through September '64. Pvt. J.B. Cawley lost his horse August 1, 1864. He entered General Hospital # 8 with pneumonia (no date). On December 14, 1864, Pvt. Cawley died (listed at the hospital as Colley).