Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
Summer Organized

Company A – Madison County Greys, Captain James S. Gholston
Company B – Center Hill Guards (Jackson County), Captain A. Monroe Reynolds
Company C – Heartwell Infantry (Hart County), Captain John Hampton Skelton
Company D – Danielsville Guards (Madison County), Captain John Newton Montgomery
Company E – Cobb Infantry (Habersham County), Captain B. Edward Stiles
Company F – (Walton County), Captain J.H.D. McRae
Company G – Jackson County Volunteers, Captain Augustus C. Thompson
Company H – Flint Hill Greys (Gwinett County), Captain Moses Richardson
Company I – (Gwinnett County), Captain Nathan I. Hutchins
Company K – Ramsey Volunteers (Columbia County), Captain Robert J. Boyd

July 15 Howell Cobb was appointed colonel.
July 19 Bryan Goode became lieutenant colonel and Henry P. Thomas major.
September 3 Captain Moses Richardson of Company H resigned.
October 7 Lieutenant O.G. David died at Richmond.
November 20 Lieutenant W.T. Smith resigned due to ill health.
December 15 Lieutenant E.F. Gober of Company H died of consumptive chills.
1862
February 1 Captain Gholston of Company A was elected major.
February 13 Colonel Cobb was promoted to brigadier general.
February 15 Lieutenant Colonel Goode Bryan was promoted to Colonel and Major Henry P. Thomas was elected lieutenant colonel.
May Attached to Cobb’s Brigade, Magruder’s Division
April The regiment reported 488 effectives
April 16 Captain James Barrow badly wounded at Lee’s Mill
June 14 Lieutenant William J. Pittman of Company A resigned due to disability. Lieutenant John A. Mitchell of Company I died in Gwinett County, Georgia.
June 20 Lieutenant G.R. McGruder of Company I died.
Peninsula Campaign
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 11 men killed and 50 wounded. Captain Robert J. Boyd of company I was killed.

July 3 The regiment, with the rest of Cobb’s Brigade, was transferred to McLaws’ Division.
July 20 Lieutenant Henry C. Nash of Company C was elected captain of Company A
July 28 Lieutenant R.A. Landsdell was elected Captain of Company I.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The regiment lost half of the 368 men engaged at Crampton’s Gap. Captain A. Monroe Reynolds of Company A was killed. Captain Augustus C. Thompson of Company G was wounded. Lieutenant Nathan E. Benton of Company I was killed. Lieutenant J.H. Camp of Company F was wounded and would be retired to the Invalid Corps. Lieutenant Frederick Patrick of Company F was wounded. Corporal S.H. Sanders was wounded in the side. Lieutenant Elias S. Dyar of Company C was captured.

Lieutenant J.M. Venable was elected captain of Company A.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry P. Thomas. Assigned to Cobb’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division.

Lieutenant Starkey Hewett of Company G was captured.

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

Cobb’s Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee’s Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes’ and portions of Garland’s and Colquitt’s Brigades, participated in the engagement with French’s Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill’s Division and George T. Anderson’s Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson’s Division.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 70 casualties. Lieutenant Julius S. Bowring of Company I was killed. Corporal S.H. Sanders was wounded in his foot. Lieutenant Frederick Patrick of Company F was wounded, losing the sight of one eye.

1863
January 17 Colonel Wofford was promoted to brigadier general and took command of the brigade, now known as Wofford’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division.
January 29 Captain R.A. Lansdell of Company I was cashiered. Lieutenant George D. Darsey was elected captain of Company I. Colonel Wofford was promoted to brigadier general and took command of the brigade, now known as Wofford’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division.
April Captain Nathan I. Hutchins was elected lieutenant colonel of the 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 133 casualties. Lieutenant Starkey Hewett of Company G was killed. Corporal S.H. Sanders was wounded in his shoulder.

May 18 Captain Edward B. Stiles of Company E was elected major.
July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Goode Bryan and brought about 300 men to the field. It lost 14 men killed, 49 wounded and 43 missing. Captain John Newton Montgomery of Company D was captured.

On July 2 the regiment transferred to Semmes Brigade (also in McLaws’ Division) so that the experienced Colonel Bryan could take over the brigade as senior colonel after the loss of Brigadier General Semmes.

From the marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 2. Arrived at 4 P. M. and formed line 100 yards west of this. Ordered to the front about 6 P. M. and advanced soon afterward along Wheatfield Road flanked the Union forces assailing the Loop and aided the Confederates thereby relieved in forcing them back through the Wheatfield to the foot of Little Round Top. Assailed there by a strong body of fresh troops and receiving at the same moment an order to withdraw the Brigade fell back at sunset to the grove west of the Wheatfield.

July 3. One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.

July 4. In line here all day. At midnight began march to Hagerstown.

August 1 Captain Augustus C. Thompson of Company G resigned.
August 29 Colonel Bryan was promoted to Brigadier General and confirmed in the command of the late General Semmes’ Brigade, which would now be known as Bryan’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division. Lieutenant Colonel Henry P. Thomas was promoted to colonel.
September 9 Lieutenant Thomas LaFayette Ross was elected captain of Company G.
September Sent west with Longstreet and the rest of McLaws’ Division to the Army of the Tennessee. The regiment was returned to Wofford’s Brigade under the command of Colonel Thomas.
September 18-20
Battle of Chickamauga

The regiment missed the battle, arriving the day after the fighting was over.

October 1 Captain John Hampton Skelton of Company C was elected major.
October 28-29
Wauhatchie, Georgia
November 15 Skirmish at Little River, Tennessee
November 29
Battle of Knoxville

Colonel Henry P. Thomas was killed. Captain Henry C. Nash of Company A was killed. Major Edward B. Stiles was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

December 3 Left Knoxville and marched toward Virginia.
December 12 At Rogersville
December 15 Battle of Bean’s Station
1864
January 16 & 17 Operations around Dandridge, Tennessee
Mid-April McLaw’s Division returned with the First Corps from Tennessee to the Eastern Theater. It was under Kershaw’s command while McLaws awaited the results of a court martial for his actions at Knoxville. McLaws was largely vindicated on May 4, but Lee requested that he be reassigned to avoid conflict with Longstreet.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

Lieutenant Charles B. Aims of Company A and Lieutenant H. G. McMullen of Company C were killed. Captain George D. Darsey of Company I was wounded and disabled. Corporal S.H. Sanders was wounded in his elbow.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 18 Brigadier General Kershaw was promoted to major general and given permanent command of McLaws’ old division.
June 1-6
Battle of Cold Harbor

Captain Thomas LaFayette Ross of Company G was captured. Lieutenant Nicholas A. Moss of Company I was wounded in the thigh and disabled. Lieutenant J. H. Brogdon and Sergeants J.J. Glover, J.H. Betts and J.J. Skinner of Company I were captured; Betts and Skinner would die in prison. Lieutenant John A. McCurdy was wounded, losing his left leg. Lieutenant Frederick Patrick of Company F was captured.

June 6 Lieutenant Elias S. Dyar of Company C died in hospital at Camp Winder, Richmond.
August 20
Deep Bottom

Lieutenant Colonel B. Edward Stiles was killed. Captain Skelton of Company C, Adjutant Thomas W. Cummings and Lieutenant H.J. Cox of Company B were captured. Corporal S.H. Sanders was wounded – his fifth wound – and captured.

Major Gholston was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

August 24 Lieutenant Colonel Gholston was retired to the Invalid Corps.
Late August Temporarily attached to the Army of the Valley. Brigadier General Wofford was on leave, having been twice wounded in the spring fighting, and the brigade was commanded by its senior colonel, Christopher C. Sanders.
September 2-3 Bunker Hill
September 14 With the situation quiet, left the Valley to return to the Richmond front, but turned around and rejoined the Army of the Valley after the news of the defeat at Third Winchester.
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Lieutenant Benjamin A. Holmes of Company I was captured.

November 14 Rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia around Richmond.
November 16 Brigadier General Dudley M. DuBose was given command of the brigade, now known as DuBose’s Brigade of Kershaw’s Division.
1865
April 6
Sayler’s Creek

Much of Kershaw’s Division was captured. Colonel McRae and Lieutenant George Wilber O’Kelley of Company A were captured.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 2 offices and 51 enlisted men