This is just for the sake of argument, because who knows. Even though Col. Findley's Cavalry was Militia, it was under General Wofford, who was placed in command of the Subdistrict of Northern Georgia, of the District of Georgia, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida by the Confederate War Department, so technically you could say they were under Confederate authority. Now that said, I believe Janice's Sebolt pension was from service in the 65th for a couple of reasons. There was a Allen and Etris in Co. C
Alley, William H. C. (or Allen) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sent to hospital Oct. 24, 1863. Deserted at Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and released Feb. 10, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1844 or 1845.)
Etris, Samuel -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. B, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, by exchange, Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Feb. 14, 1864
and like James Turchin stated, desertion is a subjective term. The pension was not drawn from Findley's 11th cav. because it was Militia and I think he was in Findley's 11th and not Young's because there was no Capt. Dickerson (or Wickerson) in Youngs unit and Young did not surrender at Kingston, were as Findley did, also he was from Lumpkin County and that's were Findley was headquartered.