Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
June Formed in Richmond, Virginia under Colonel Lafayette McLaws and Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Cumming.
July Assigned to Magruder’s command on the Peninsula. John B. Weems was promoted to major.
July 24 Skirmish by 5 companies at Black River
September 25 Colonel McLaws was promoted to brigadier general. Lieuteant Colonel Cumming was promoted to colonel, Major Weems to lieutenant colonel and Captain Richard R. Hawes to major.
1862
March The regiment was assigned to McLaws’ Brigade of Magruder’s Division on the Virginia Peninsula
March 27 Company K became the Pulaski Artillery under Captain John P. W. Read
April Yorktown
April 16 Lee’s Mill
April 28 General McLaws was promoted to division command, with Brigadier General Paul Semmes taking over the brigade. The regiment was part of Semmes’ Brigade of McLaws’ Division.
May 4 Skirmish at Williamsburg
May 23-24 Skirmishes at Ellison’s Mill, New Bridge and Mechanicsville
June 29
Battle of Savage’s Station

The regiment lost 59 of the 345 men engaged.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill

Colonel Cumming was wounded

August 4 Major Hawes resigned due to disability. Captain Willis C. Holt of Company C was elected major.
August McLaws’ Division was part of the troops left behind in the Richmond defenses and was not at the Second Battle of Manassas. The division rejoined the army before crossing into Maryland in September.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The regiment went into battle with 174 men and lost 60 casualties. Colonel Cumming was temporarily given command of Wilcox’s Brigade in R.H. Anderson’s Division. Major Holt took command of the regiment until he was wounded in the head in the evening of the fighting at Crampton’s Gap. Captain Loud then took command of the regiment.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The reiment lost 83 casualties of the 148 men engaged. Colonel Cumming was commanding Wilcox’s brigade untl he was wounded at Bloody Lane. Captain William Johnston of Company F commanded the regiment until he was wounded. Captain Philologus Loud then took command, although he also was wounded.

From Captain Loud’s Official Report for the 10th Georgia at Antiatam:

The regiment went into action after a march of about 7 miles, crossing the Potomac that morning, exhausted by fatiguing marches, want of food, rest, and many suffering for shoes, &c. They carried into the action 134 muskets and 14 officers, of whom there were 16 killed on the field, 59 men and 8 officers wounded, being over one-half disabled or killed.

Also wounded were Captain W. M. D’Antignac, of Company K; Lieutenant D. M. Johnson, of Company D; Lieutenant J. T. Key, of Company E, wounded and a prisoner; Lieutenant T. H. Wood, of Company F; Lieutenant S. H. Manget, of Company G, commanding Company H; Lieutenant J. McNeil, of Company C, whose leg was amputated. Captains Phinizy and Kibbee and Lieutenants Adams, Davis, and Jenkins were the only unwounded officers.

From the War Department marker for Semmes’ Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Semmes Brigade reached the western suburbs of Sharpsburg at sunrise of the 17th and halted until nearly 9 A.M., when it advanced across the fields, in support of Stuart’s Cavalry, north and west of Hauser’s house. In the general advance of McLaws’ Division it was on the left of the line, and encountered the enemy in the northern part of the West Woods, forcing them to retire beyond the Nicodemus house.

Near this point its advance was checked by the Federal Artillery east of the Hagerstown Road. After severe losses it was withdrawn and placed as a reserve to Barksdale’s Brigade, in the western edge of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th when it recrossed the Potomac.

October 29 Colonel Cumming returned from convalescence and was promoted to brigadier general. Lt. Colonel Weems was promoted to colonel, Major Holt to lieutenant colonel and Catain Philologus H. Loud of Company H to major
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Holt, the regiment lost 23 dead or mortally wounded and 105 wounded in fighting southeast of Chancellorsville, particularly at Salem Church.

July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel John B. Weems and brought 303 men to the field. It lost 13 men killed, 73 wounded and 11 missing.

From the marker for Semmes’ brigade on the battlefield:

July 2. Arrived about 3.30 P. M. and formed line 50 yards west of this. Advanced about 5 P. M. in support of Kershaw and Anderson and took a prominent part in the severe and protracted conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest east of there and in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated also in the general advance late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. Brig Gen. Paul J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the Loop.

July 3. During the afternoon Anderson’s Brigade being withdrawn for duty elsewhere the Brigade was left in the occupancy of the woodland south of the Wheatfield. At 1 P. M. under orders it resumed its original position near here.

July 4. About midnight began the march to Hagerstown Md.

When General Semmes was mortally wounded, Colonel Goode Bryan of the 16th Georgia took command of the brigade.

August Colonel Bryan was promoted to brigadier general and given permanent command of the brigade.
September The regiment moved to the Western Theater with Longstreet but arrived too late to fight at Chickamauga
September –
November
Siege of Chattanooga
November Knoxville Campaign
November 29
Siege of Knoxville
1864
March The regiment returned to the Army of Northern Virginia. General Kershaw took over the division from General McLaws, who had been relieved of command by Longstreet.
May 5-9
Battle of the Wilderness

Commanded by Colonel Willis C. Holt

May 19 Colonel Weems retired to the Invalid Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Holt elected colonel.
May
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-24 North Anna
May 31-June12
Battle of Cold Harbor

Colonel Holt was wounded.

June Siege of Petersburg begins
July 27-29
First Battle of Deep Bottom
August 6 The regiment was sent with Kershaw’s Division to the Shenandoah Valley, where it was temporarily attached to Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s Army of the Valley
September 14 Since Sheridan and his Union Army of the SHenandoah was inactive Kershaw’s Division was ordered back to rejoin Lee at Richmond and began to leave the Valley.
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Colonel Holt was mortally wounded, losing his leg.

November 14 Kershaw’s Division left the Shenandoah Valley to return to the Army of Northern Virginia around Petersburg.
1865
February 13 Major P.H. Loud retired
March 2 Andrew J. McBride promoted to colonel and Charles C. Kibbee to lieutenant colonel
April 6 Battle of Sayler’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 2 officers and 48 enlisted men under Colonel McBride