Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
July 3 Mustered into Confederate service under the command of Colonel George T. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel T.L. Guerry, and Major C.T. Goode.

Company A – “Gainesville Light Infantry” Captain W. H. Mitchell
Company B – “Lee Volunteers” Captain J. W. Stokes
Company C – “Murray Rifles” Captain W. Luffman
Company D – “Gilmer Boys” Captain W. R. Welch
Company E – “Fannin Young Riflemen” Captain S. C. Dobbs
Company F – “Mrs Joe Brown’s Boys” Captain J. D. Hyde
Company G – “Beauregard Rifles” Captain J. Y. Wood
Company H – “Walton Infantry” Captain M. T. Nunnally
Company I – “Quitman Greys” Captain L. P. Dozier
Company K – “Houston Volunteers” Captain G. W. Wimberly

July 3-6 The regiment moved by rail on the Western & Atlantic Railroad and theVirginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia.
July 7 Moved by rail on the Southside Railroad to Richmond.
July 8-12 Moved by rail on the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Camp Lee, at the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, near Richmond.
July 15-16 Moved by rail on the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction and the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, arriving in the evening.
July 17 Marched via the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, arriving in the evening.
July 18 Assigned to the 2nd Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Colonel F.S. Bartow.
July 18-19 Ordered to Manassas. Marched to Piedmont Station via Berryville and Ashby’s Gap. Stayed at Piedmont Station and missed the Battle of Manassas due to insufficient rail transport.
July 22 Arrived at Manassas Junction. Assigned to 5th Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah at Camp Victory, commanded by Colonel J.H. Forney of the 10th Alabama, senior colonel of the brigade.
July 31 Ordered to Camp Bartow at Smith’s Farm, 2 1/2 miles east of Manassas Junction.
September 25 The 9th Georgia was assigned to the Second Brigade of Major General G. W. Smith’s Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General S. A. M. Jones by General Orders No. 31.
1862
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The 11th Georgia was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Luffman

August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Luffman

September 15 Captain John W. Stokes commanded five companies of the regiment at Martinsburg to guard the division’s commisary train.
September 16 Major Little with the five companies at Shepherdstown were ordered to cross the Potomac and rejoin the brigade at Sharpsburg. Captain Stokes at Martinsburg was also ordered to Sharpsburg but was detained by the Provost Marshall at Martinsburg.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Major Francis Little with five companies of the regiment who had been detcahed to guard ammunition and other trains arrived on the field and were placed with the rest of the brigade defending Burnside’s Brigade. About 140 men reached the battlefield. They suffered 10 wounded.

From the first of two War Department markers on G.T. Anderson’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Anderson’s Brigade was bivouacked on either side of the road at this point on the night of September 15, 1862 with skirmishers thrown forward near the Antietam. On the 16th its skirmishers were engaged with those of the Fourth United States Infantry. It remained in this position until the morning of the 17th, when it moved by the left through the ravine and Piper’s cornfield to the Bloody Lane near Roulette’s.

From the second War Department marker on G.T. Anderson’s Brigade at Antietam near the Sunken Road:

On the night of September 16, 1862, Anderson’s Brigade bivouacked on either side of the Boonsboro Turnpike near the end of the Sunken Road. On the morning of the 17th it advanced by the way of the ravine and Piper’s cornfield to and beyond this point, but being forced back, formed line a few feet north of this on the right of Rodes’ Brigade. It withstood several charges of Richardson’s Division, Sumner’s Corps, but shortly after noon, was compelled to retire in the direction of Sharpsburg. It reformed on the Hagerstown Pike, southwest of Piper’s House, and assisted in checking the Federal advance in that direction.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Francis H. Little

1863
May Assigned to George T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s First Corps
April-May
Sufolk Campaign
July 2 & 3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Francis H. Little and brought 310 men to the field. The regiment lost 40 men killed, 156 wounded and 5 missing in fighting around The Wheatfield. Colonel Little and Lt. Colonel Wiliam Luffman were wounded on July 2, and Major Henry D. McDaniel took over command. Captains M.T. Nunnally and John W. Stokes and Lieutenants W. Hughes Baskin and John A. Everett were killed.

From the War Department marker for G. T. Anderson’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

July 2. Reached the field about 4 P. M. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being outflanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.

July 3. The Brigade was sent down Emmitsburg Road and assisted in repulsing and holding in check Union cavalry which sought to flank the division

July 4. Assisted in constructing works to protect the flank.

July 5. About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.

July 13-14 Recrossed the Potomac on the return to Virginia.
September Transferred with Hood’s Division to the Army of East Tennessee.
September 19
Battle of Chickamauga
September-November
Siege of Chattanooga
November
Siege of Knoxville
December 5 Withdrew from Knoxville to the northeast.
December 6 To Rutledge.
December 9 To Rogersville.
December 14
Bean’s Station
1864
April Returned to Virginia and assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

Brigadier General Benning was wounded in the shoulder on May 5. Colonel Du Bose of the 15th Georgia took command of the brigade.

May 12-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
June 3
Battle of Cold Harbor
September 29-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 11th Georgia Infantry surrendered 16 officers and 176 enlisted men under the command of Captain W. H. Ransey.