Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1861
November 19 Completed organization at Cussetta, Georgia under Colonel Pleasant J. Phillips, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Hill and Major Clement A. Evans.
Stationed at Savannah
1862
May 13 Colonel Phillips and Lieutenant Colonel Hill resigned in the army reorganization. Major Evans was promoted to colonel, Captain John T. Crowder of Company D was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John H. Lowe was promoted to major.
mid-June Moved from Georgia to Virginia and attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley
June 27
Battle of Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 170 casualties. Colonel Evans and Captain Rodolphus Pride were wounded.

August 20 Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Nothern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas

Captain Rodolphus Pride was wounded.

September 16 Moved from its position west of the Dunkard Church and relieved Wofford’s Brigade in the fields south of the Cornfield and east of Hagerstown Pike. Deployed as sharpshooters in the East Woods and engaged Union troops late in the day.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg

The 31st Georgia was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John T. Crowder while Colonel Evans commanded the brigade as senior colonel. The regiment was attacked at first light by Seymour’s Brigade of Meade’s Division and then by Doubleday’s Division. It t lost 55 casualties fighting in the East Woods and the Cornfield. Lieutenant Colonel Crowder was wounded during Hood’s counterattack in the Cornfield. Major John Lowe then took command of the regiment, which was relieved by Wofford’s Brigade and withdrew to the southwest of the Dunkard Church.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 78 casualties.

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

The regiment lost 23 casualties

June 13-15
Second Battle of Winchester

Major Lowe was wounded.

June 26 Moved through Gettysburg after a brief skirmish with militia.
June 28 Advanced through York, Pennsylvania, and to Wrightsville on the Susquehanna River.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Clement A. Evans. It brought 252 men to the field and lost 13 men killed, 44 wounded and 8 missing. Lieutenants T.J. Ferguson and W.R. Patterson were killed on Jly 1 in the attack on the Union Eleventh Corps north of Gettysburg.

After the battle Captain Rodolphus T. Pride of Company B was promoted to major effective July 1.

August 19 Lieutenant Colonel Crowder resigned and Major Lowe was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
1864
May 19 Colonel Evans was promoted to brigadier general and given command of Lawton’s Brigade. Lieutenant Colonel Lowe was promoted to colonel and Major Pride was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
May 4-5
Battle of the Wilderness

Major Pride was wounded.

May 12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 19 Lieutenant Colonel Lowe was promoted to colonel.
May 21 Attached to Evan’s Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
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 continues 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 Colonel Lowe took command of the brigade
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 120 men, 66 of whom were armed.