29th Cavalry Battalion was organized during the winter of 1863-1864 with eight companies and mustered into Confederate service at Lumpkin, Georgia. It was attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and for a time served along the Georgia coast in Eastern Florida. The battalion was active in the defense of Savannah and in March, 1865, totalled about 300 officers and men. It continued the fight in Georgia and surrendered with the department. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Hood and Major Charles H. Camfield.