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P. H. Aldridge, a member of 1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen, requested and received a transfer to the 7th Georgia Cavalry in August 1864.

The following is the official listing of this transfer.

Headquarters 1st Batt. Ky. Mounted Rifleman
Elizabethtown Carter Co.
Tenn. Aug. 17 1864

The bearer hereof P. H. Aldridge a private of Co. D 1st Ky. M R is hereby
granted a transfer to Capt Brumby (?) Co of the 7th Ga Cavl he being a
resident of the state of Ga is entitled to a transfer upon application in
obediance to an order from the secretary of war. The above named individual
was enlisted in my company Jan 17th 64 & has received pay to the first day of
March (64) height 6 feet 1 inch dark eyes hair black complexion dark by
occupation a farmer & is at present dismounted & by being transferred can
procure a horse from home. Given under my hand this 17th Aug 1864

Jas. M Kont Lieut
Com Co D

Even though the transfer to Brumby's Company was approved, Pvt. Aldridge was not assigned accordingly. This was probably due to the reduced size of the 7th at the time he arrived to join them.


Information provided by John Latty


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