Samuel M. Ralston
Residence was not listed; 36 years old.
Enlisted as a Captain (date unknown).
* Wounded 5/10/1864 (place not stated) (Wounded in left forearm)
* Hospitalized 5/19/1864 Atlanta, GA (Institute Hospital)
* Furloughed 7/29/1864 Atlanta, GA (Institute Hospital)
"D" Co. GA 6th Cavalry
[Civil War Research Database]
A note in his file from the War Records Office of the War Department, Washington, DC dated June 19, 1896 records: "It appears that Capt. Samuel M. Ralston, who had served as of Co. D Smith Legion Ga. Cav and Co. D, 6 Regt. Ga. Cav., was reported in Jan '65 as Col. comdg. Regt. of Ga. Reserves (See Office Records Series I, Pat I, Page 963, Vol. 49) [CSR Samuel M. Ralston 6th Cavalry and 6th Battalion, Cavalry (State Guards)]
Samuel M. Ralston, age 37, enrolled in Captain Ralston's Company, Smith's Legion, Georgia Partisan Rangers** May 16, 1862 at Ellijay?, La
**This organization was one of the companies of the Cavalry Battalion, Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers, which battalion became the 6th Regiment Georgia Cavalry in March 1863, this company becoming Company D of that regiment.
[Compiled Service Record Samuel M. Ralston]