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“Bartow Light Infantry”

1861
June Organized at Griffin, Georgia under Colonel Walton Ector, Lieutenant Colonel Marcellus Douglass.
Summer In western Virginia
December Ordered to Charleton, South Carolina
1862
February 1 Colonel Ector died in Greenville, Georgia, where he had hoped to recover his health. Lieutenant Colonel Douglass was promoted to colonel. Captain John B. Harris of Company A was promoted to major.
spring Whitemarch Island
mid-June Moved from Georgia to Virginia and attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley
August 20 Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Nothern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas

The regiment loast 9 men killed and 19 wounded. Colonel Douglass took command of the brigade when General Lawton took over the division after General Ewell was wounded.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Divany A. Kidd. It lost 48 men killed and 166 wounded. Colonel Douglass was killed commanding the brigade just south of the Cornfield.

September Major Harris was promoted to lieutenant colonel, with rank to date from September 17.
December 13 Lieutenant Kidd was elected captain
1863
April 11 Attached to Gordon’s Brigade of Early’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 13-15
Second Battle of Winchester

The regiment lost 13 casualties.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Thomas M. Smith and brought 312 men to the field. It lost 37 men killed, 75 wounded and 25 missing. Captain V.T. Nunnelie and Lieutenant R.W. Meacham were both killed on July 1 in the attack on the Union Eleventh Corps north of Gettysburg.

July 5 Major Harris was captured at Monterey.
December 14 Lieutenant Colonel Harris was promoted to colonel
1864
May 4-5
Battle of the Wilderness
May 12 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 21 Attached to Evan’s Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
June 1-4
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 13 Attached to Evans’ Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Army of the Valley
June 17-18 Battle of Lynchburg
June 19-21 Pursuit of Hunter
June 22 Day of rest at Salem
June 23-26 Advance into the Shenandoah Valley to Staunton
June 28-July 2 Advance from Staunton to near Harpers Ferry
July 5-6 Crossed the Potomac at Boteler’s Ford and advances to west of Frederick
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
July 10 The advance on Washington continued through an extremely hot day.
July 11-12 Battle of Fort Stevens
July 13-15 Left Washington, crossed the Potomac at White’s Ford, and marched across Loudon County.
July 16 Crossed the Blue Ridge at Snickers Gap to Berryville
July 19 Moved to Strasburg
July 24 Second Battle of Kernstown
August 8 At Bunker Hill
August 10 To Winchester
August 12 To Fisher’s Hill
August 17 Returned to Winchester and Bunker Hill.
August 22 To Charles Town
August 25-26 Feint toward Williamsport and return to Bunker Hill.
September 5 To Winchester
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
December 9 Returned with Gordon’s Division from the Shenandoah Valley to the Richmond area. Attached to Gordon’s Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
1865
March 25
Fort Steadman

Captain Kidd was killed.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 12 officers and 161 enlisted men.