Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1862
March 22 Formed under Colonel William M. Slaughter, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Ball and Major Oliver P. Anthony
April Sent to South Carolina for coast defence duties
June 16 Battle of Secessionville
July Moved to Virginia and assigned to Drayton’s Brigade in D.R. Jones’ Division
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 1 Captain James Dickey was captured outdide Frederick, Maryland.
September 15
Battle of South Mountain
September 19
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
November Transferred to Semmes’ Brigade in McLaws’ Division
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
April Captain Dickey was exchanged and returned to the regiment.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Slaughter was mortally wounded near Zoan Church and Lieutenant Colonel Edward Ball was wounded in the heel.

May 2 Major Oliver P. Anthony took over command of the regiment. Lt. Colonel Ball was promoted to colonel, Major Anthony to lieutenant colonel and Captain Henry M. Dunwoody of Company A to major.
July 2
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Edward Ball and brought 303 men t the field. It lost 15 men killed, 40 wounded, and 40 men missing. Major Dunwoody was killed. Captain James Dickey would be promoted to major effective to Dunwoody’s death on July 2.

From the marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 2. Arrived about 3.30 P. M. and formed line 50 yards west of this. Advanced about 5 P. M. in support of Kershaw and Anderson and took a prominent part in the severe and protracted conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest east of there and in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated also in the general advance late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. Brig Gen. Paul J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the Loop.


July 3. During the afternoon Anderson’s Brigade being withdrawn for duty elsewhere the Brigade was left in the occupancy of the woodland south of the Wheatfield. At 1 P. M. under orders it resumed its original position near here.


July 4. About midnight began the march to Hagerstown Md.

When General Semmes was mortally wounded, Colonel Goode Bryan of the 16th Georgia took command of the brigade.

August Colonel Bryan was promoted to brigadier general and given permanent command of the brigade.
September The regiment moved to the Western Theater with Longstreet but arrived too late to fight at Chickamauga
September –
November
Siege of Chattanooga
November 29
Siege of Knoxville
November Knoxville Campaign
1864
January 14 Major Dickey was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain John P. Crawford of Company G was promoted to major
March The regiment returned to the Army of Northern Virginia. General Kershaw took over the division from General McLaws.
May 5-9
Battle of the Wilderness

Commanded by Colonel Edward Ball

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-24 North Anna
May 31-June12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June Siege of Petersburg begins
July 14 Lieutenant Colonel Anthony resigned.
July 27-29
First Battle of Deep Bottom
August 6 The regiment was sent with Kershaw’s Division to the Shenandoah Valley, where it was temporarily attached to Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s Army of the Valley
September 14 Since Sheridan and his Union Army of the Shenandoah was inactive Kershaw’s Division was ordered back to rejoin Lee at Richmond and began to leave the Valley.
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Colonel Ball was mortally wounded in the shoulder. He would die in Staunton on November 13.

November 12 Lt. Colonel Dickey was promoted to colonel and Major Crawford to lieutenant colonel
November 14 Kershaw’s Division left the Shenandoah Valley to return to the Army of Northern Virginia around Petersburg.
1865
April 6
Battle of Sayler’s Creek

Colonel Dickey, Lt. Colonel Crawford, and many men were captured

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 2 officers and 41 enlisted men