Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
Summer Organized

Company A – Independent Volunteers (Banks County)
Company B – (Hart County)
Company C – White County (White County)
Company D – Hiawassee Volunteers (Towns County)
Company E – Rabun Gap Riflemen (Rabun County)
Company F – Gwinnett Independent Blues (Gwinnett County)
Company G – Hall County
Company H – Currahee Rangers (Franklin County)
Company I –  Glade Guards Volunteer Rifles (Hall County)
Company K – McMillan Guards (Habersham County)

August 30 Christopher Columbus Sanders commissioned as lieutenant colonel
September 30 Attached to Coast Defense, Department of North Carolina
1862
Moved to Virginia and attached to Cobb’s Brigade, Magruder’s Division. The regiment reported 660 effectives.
April 5 Warwick Road
April 5 – May 4 Siege of Yorktown
April 16 Lee’s Mills, Burnt Chimneys, Dam No. 1
May 23 Mechanicsville
May 31 – June 1 Seven Pines, Fair Oaks
June 25 – July 1 Seven Days Battles
June 29 Fair Oaks – Peach Orchard (Allen’s Farm)
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
July 3 The regiment, with the rest of Cobb’s Brigade, was transferred to McLaws’ Division.
September 12 -13
Battle of Harpers Ferry (Maryland Heights)
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The regiment suffered heavily at Crampton’s Gap, losing 126 casualties out of the 292 men engaged.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam

Lt. Colonel Sanders was in temporary command of the brigade while General Cobb was absent. The regiment lost 4 men killed, 39 wounded, and 2 missing. Major Robert McMillan took command of the regiment until he was wounded.

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

Colonel McMillan took command of the brigade as senior colonel when Brigadier General Cobb was mortally wounded. The regiment lost 36 casualties.

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.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert McMillan and brought about 300 men to the field. It lost 8 men killed, 29 men wounded and 46 men missing or captured.

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.

July 5-23 Retreat to Manassas Gap
September Sent west with Longstreet to the Army of the Tennessee
September 18-20
Battle of Chickamauga
October 28-29
Wauhatchie
November 15
Little River, Tennessee
November 29
Battle of Knoxville
1864
January 9 Lt. Colonel Sanders was promoted to colonel and Captain Joseph N. Chandler of Company A was promoted to major.
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
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Colonel Sanders was wounded

May 22–26 Operations on the line of the North Anna River.
May 26–28 Operations on the line of the Paumunkey River.
May 28-31 Operations on the line of theTotopotomoy River.
June 1-6
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Assaults on Petersburg
August 16 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.
August 16 Front Royal
August 24 Lieutenant Colonel Gholston was retired to the Invalid Corps.
September 2-3 Bunker Hill
September 10 Major Chandler resigned.
September 14 With the situation quiet, Kershaw’s Division was ordered to leave the Valley to return to the Richmond front, but it was turned around and rejoined the Army of the Valley after the news of the defeat at Third Winchester.
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 14 Rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia around Richmond.
1865
April 6
Saylers Creek

Colonel Sanders captured

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 4 officers and 56 enlisted men.