Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


The 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment enlisted 1,160 men during the Civil War. It lost 124 men killed, 18 died of wounds and 289 died of disease.

1862
March 22 Organized at Camp Davis near Guyton under the command of Colonel Andrew Jackson Lane, Lieutenant Colonel Seaborn M. Manning, and Major S. T. Player.

Company A – Wilkinson County Invincibles, Captain Samuel T. Player.
Company B – Telfair Volunteers, Captain James Humphreys
Company C – Washington Guards, Captain William Wooten Carter
Company D – Taliaferro Volunteers, Captain William Franklin Holden
Company E – States Rights Guards (Wilcox County), Captain Samuel D. Fuller
Company F – Irwin Volunteers, Captain Oliver Hugh Cooke
Company G – Laurens Volunteers, Captain James T. Chappell
Company H – Cold Steel Guards (Washington County), Captain C. M. Jones
Company I – Pierce Guards (Hancock County), Captain Andrew J. Lane. Captain Lane was elected colonel
Company K – Pulaski Greys, Captain Seaborn M. Manning. Captain Manning was elected lieutenant colonel

April Odered via railroad to Goldsboro, North Carolina. Assigned to General J. R. Anderson’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
May Transferred with Anderson’s Brigade to Virginia. Assigned to General J. R. Anderson’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
May 27
Battle of Hanover Court House
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines

The regiment lost 11 men killed and 52 wounded. Lieutenant James R.F. Miller of Company A was captured on May 31.

June Assigned to General J. R. Anderson’s-Thomas Brigade, General A. P. Hill’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25-July 1 Seven Days Battles
June 26
Battle of Mechanicsville

The regiment lost 4 men killed and 26 wounded.

Lieutenant Edwin D. Rhodes of Company D resigned due o disability.

June 27
Battle of Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 4 men killed and 20 wounded.

June 30
Battle of Frazer’s Farm

The regiment lost 5 men killed and 11 wounded.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 5 wounded.

July Assigned to General Thomas’ Brigade, A. P. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
July 16 Captain James Humphreys of Company B resigned and was appointed surgeon. Lieutenant James Wilcox was elected captain of Company B.
July 24 Lieutenant Nicholas H. Clay of Company B resigned.
July 28 Captain Samuel D. Fuller of Company E resigned due to disability.
July 30 Lieutenant Reuben Walton Clements of company F resigned due to ill health due to measles. Lieutenant James A. Daniel of Company G resigned due to disability.
July 31 Captain William Wooten Carter of Company C resigned due to disability. Lieutenant John T. Jordan was elected captain of Company C.
August 2 Lieutenant David L. McCall of Company E died of disease in Richmond.
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 16 men killed and 39 wounded. Colonel Seaborn M. Manning was reported as mortally wounded. However, Colonel Edward Thomas mentions him as being in command of the regiment at Sharpsburg in his report. Captain James Wilcox of Company B was mortally wounded, and would die on August 22. Lieutenant L. George Young of Company F was wounded.

August 15 Lieutenant Richard H. Duncan of Company F resigned due to disability.
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas. or Bull Run

The regiment lost 13 men killed and 51 wounded. The regiment is referenced on a trailside marker near the Unfinished Railroad. Captain James T. Chappell of company G was wounded.

August 30 Captain William Franklin Holden of Company D resigned due to disability. Lieutenant John A. Durham was elected captain of Company D.
September 1
Battle of Chantilly, or Ox Hill

The regiment lost 3 men killed and 5 wounded.

September 9 Captain Samuel Player of Company A was elected major. Lieutenant James B. Duggan was elected captain of Company A.
September 12-15
Siege of Harpers Ferry

The regiment lost 6 men wounded.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam

The regiment was reported as commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Seaborn M. Manning, but was probably commanded by Major Samuel T. Player. The brigade was left at Harpers Ferry to finish the work of paroling Federal prisoners and securing captured supplies while the rest of A.P. Hill’s Division made its legendary forced march to Sharpsburg that saved Lee’s army.

September 20
Battle of Shepherdstown Ford

The regiment lost 1 men killed and 4 wounded.

October 2 Lieutenant joshua Walker of Company A resigned due to disability.
December 6 Captain James T. Chappell of Company G resigned. Lieutenant Calphrey C. Clark was elected captain of Company G.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Lane, The regiment lost 12 men killed and 47 wounded. Lieutenant Alexander C. McLennan was wounded in the right thigh.

December 26 Captain Clark of Company G died at Staunton, Virginia. Lieutenant Hardy B. Stanley was elected captain of Company G.
December 29 Lieutenant William Hatton of Company B died of pneumonia.
1863
February 6 Lieutenant Marshall H. Bland died of typhoid fever in Richmond.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 7 men killed and 41 wounded. Lieutenant Mark Neuman of Company C was wounded.

May 8 Major Player was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
June 1 The regiment was assigned to Thomas’ Brigade of Pender’s Division in the newly-created 3rd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
June 9 Lieutenant Colonel Player was promoted to colonel.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Samuel T. Player. It lost 12 men killed, 31 wounded and 42 missing of the approximately 300 men engaged. Lieutenant L. George Young of Company F was killed.

From the monument to Thomas’ Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 1. In reserve north of Chambersburg Pike on left of the Division. At sunset moved to position in McMillan’s Woods.

July 2. On duty in support of artillery. At 10 P. M. advancing took position in Long Lane with left flank in touch with McGowan’s Brigade and the right near the Bliss House and Barn.

July 3. Engaged most of the day in severe skirmishing and exposed to a heavy fire of artillery. After dark retired to this Ridge.

July 4 Lieutenant Iverson L. Birney of Company A was captured during the withdrawal from Gettysburg.
July 6
Battle of Williamsport
July 28 Lieutenant Alexander C. McClennan was elected captain of Company E.
July 29 Captain Oliver H. Cook of Company E was elected lieutenant colonel.
August 13 Major General Cadmus Wilcox took over the division from Brigadier General Lane, who had been temporary commander since Gettysburg.
October Bristoe Campaign
November-December Mine Run Campaign
1864
February 23 Lieutenant Colonel Cooke resigned to assume his seat in the Georgia legislature. Captain John T. Jordan of Company C was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Lieutenant Lucius L. Williams was elected captain of Company B.
March 24 Colonel Player resigned to assume his seat in the Georgia Senate. Lieutenant Colonel Jordan was promoted to colonel, Captain John A. Durham of Company D was elected major, and Lieutenant Lunsford M. Andrews was elected captain of Company D.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 23 men killed and 68 wounded.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 4 men killed and 18 wounded. Captain Hardy B. Stanley was killed.

May 23-26
Battle of the North Anna

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 11 wounded. Major John A. Durham was mortally wounded at Jericho Ford on May 23, dying on June 11.

June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 11 Captain Duggan of Company A was elected major.
June 19 Petersburg Siege Begins
June 22
Battle of Weldon Railroad

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 1 wounded.

September 1 The regiment was commanded by Colonel John T. Jordan, Major James B. Duggan
1865
March 25
Battle of Fort Stedman
April 2
Collapse of Petersburg Defenses

Colonel John T. Jordan was wounded. Captain Lucius L. Williams of Company B was captured. Lieutenant Mark Neuman of Company C was captured.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 8 officers and 103 men.