Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Georgia


1862
May Formed at Charleston, South Carolina by adding companies to the 7th Georgia Battalion. The fied officers were Colonel John H. Lamar, Lt. Colonel Charles W. McArthur, and Major Archibald P. McRae
June 27
Battle of Gaines’ Mill
mid-June Moved from Georgia to Virginia and attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley
August 20 Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Nothern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas
September 17 Battle of Sharpsburg

Commanded by Colonel John H. Lamar, who took over command of the brigade after Colonel Douglass fell. Major Archibald P. MacRae briefly took command of the regiment until he was killed. Captain James Van Valkenberg then took over.

1863
March 1 Captain Peter Brennan of Company F was elected major
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
June 13-15
Second Battle of Winchester
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Jn. H. Lamar and brought 288 men to the field. It lost 30 men killed, 75 wounded and 6 missing. Major Peter Brennan and Lieutenant S.H. Rice were killed, and Lieutenant William R. Avant was wounded and captured.

After the battle Captain Van Valkenberg was promoted to major.

1864
May 4-5
Battle of the Wilderness
May 12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Major Van Valkenberg promoted to lieutenant colonel
May 21 Attached to Evan’s Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
May 23-26 North Anna
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

Colonel Lamar were and Lieutenant Colonel Van Valkenberg were killed.

July 10 The advance on Washington continued 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
January The 60th and 61st Georgia were combined under Colonel Jones of the 60th until the end of the war.
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 81 enlisted men without an officer, of whom 49 were armed.