Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
April Orgainzed at Macon, Georgia under Colonel Charles J. Williams, Lieutenant Colonel Elijah Webb Chastain, Adjutant James W. Anderson
June 18 Lieutenant Colonel Chastain resigned after insulting a staff officer. Captain William J. Magill of Company A was appointed lieutenant colonel.
Moved to Virginia, and attached to Toombs’ Brigade
December 27 Adjutant Anderson was promoted to major
1862
February Colonel Charles C. Williams died. Lieutenant Colonel Magill was promoted to colonel.
March 18 Major Anderson mustered out during the reorganization
April Reported as having 367 effectives
Transferred to G. T. Anderson’s Brigade
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The 1st Georgia Regulars were commanded by Colonel William J. Magill.

June 29
Savage’s Station

The regiment lost 3 killed and 19 wounded

August 28-29
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The regiment was commanded by Major John D. Walker. It lost 27 men killed and 77 wounded.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Magill until he was wounded, losing his right arm. He was left behind in Maryland and captured. Captain Richard A. Wayne took command of the regiment. Captain James G. Montgomery and Lieutenant Frederick Palmer were wounded, and Captain Hansford D.D. Twiggs was wounded and captured.

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.

October 3 Captain Wayne was promoted to major
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Major Richard A. Wayne

1863
The regiment was ordered to Florida and assignd to G. P. Harrison’s Brigade Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
September 18
Battle of Chickamauga

Attached to Jackson’s Brigade of Cheatham’s Division

November 23-25
Battle of Chattanooga
1864
February 20
Battle of Olustee

The regiment lost 3 men killed and 25 wounded

Summer Stationed in Charleston area
August 3 Colonel Magill resigned.
December 15
Battle of Nashville
December Siege of Savannah
1865
January – March Carolinas campaign
March 19 -21
Battle of Bentonville
April 26 Surrendered 45 men with the Army of Tennessee