Confederate Regiments & Batteries * Georgia

June 17 The 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment formed in Richmond, Virginia under the command of Colonel Lafayette McLaws and Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Cumming.
July Assigned to Magruder’s command on the Peninsula.
July 4 Captain John B. Weems of Company B was promoted to major.
July 24 Skirmish by 5 companies at Black River
September-October Assigned to the Army of the Peninsula
September 5 Captain and Acting Quartermaster C. Carrol Hicks resigned.
September 25 Colonel McLaws was promoted to brigadier general. Lieuteant Colonel Cumming was elected colonel, Major Weems to lieutenant colonel and Captain Richard R. Hawes of Company A to major.
November 5 Lieutenant R. G. Mitchell of Company A resigned.
November 10 Captain Edwin Richards Company C resigned.
January-April Assigned to McLaws’s Brigade, Department of the Peninsula
January 20 Lieutenant James S. Leith of Company F resigned.
February 18 Lieutenant S.E. Taylor of Company A resigned.
March The regiment was assigned to McLaws’ Brigade of Magruder’s Division on the Virginia Peninsula
March 27 Company K became the Pulaski Artillery under Captain John P. W. Read

Siege of Yorktown

Assigned to the Reserve, McLaws’s Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia

April 16 Lee’s Mill
April 28 General McLaws was promoted to division command, with Brigadier General Paul Semmes taking over the brigade. The regiment was part of Semmes’ Brigade of McLaws’ Division.
May 4 Skirmish at Williamsburg
May 23-24 Skirmishes at Ellison’s Mill, New Bridge and Mechanicsville
June 11 Lieutenant Weston B. Thomas of Company I resigned.
June 29

Battle of Savage’s Station

The regiment lost 59 of the 345 men engaged. Lieutenant Colonel Weems was wounded.

July 1

Battle of Malvern Hill

Colonel Cumming was wounded.

August 4 Major Hawes resigned due to disability. Captain Willis C. Holt of Company C was elected major.
August McLaws’s Division was part of the troops left behind in the Richmond defenses and was not at the Second Battle of Manassas. The division rejoined the army before crossing into Maryland in September.
September 14

Battle of South Mountain

The regiment went into battle with 174 men. Colonel Cumming was temporarily given command of Wilcox’s Brigade in R.H. Anderson’s Division. Major Holt took command of the regiment until he was wounded in the head by a spent ball in the evening of the fighting at Crampton’s Gap. Captain Philologus H. Loud then took command of the regiment. It lost 3 men killed, 21 wounded and 37 captured. Captain Young L. Wooten of Company I was killed. Captain Andrew Jackson McBride of Company E and Lieutenant Eli Foster of Company G were wounded.

September 17

Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment lost 83 casualties of the 148 men engaged. Colonel Cumming was still commanding Wilcox’s brigade until he was wounded at Bloody Lane. Captain William Johnston of Company F commanded the regiment until he was wounded. Captain Philologus Loud then took command, although he also was wounded.

From Captain Loud’s Official Report for the 10th Georgia at Antietam:

The regiment went into action after a march of about 7 miles, crossing the Potomac that morning, exhausted by fatiguing marches, want of food, rest, and many suffering for shoes, &c. They carried into the action 134 muskets and 14 officers, of whom there were 16 killed on the field, 59 men and 8 officers wounded, being over one-half disabled or killed.

Lieutenant George B. Armstead of Company B was mortally wounded. Captain James McNeil of Company C, was wounded, losing his leg, and captured. Also wounded were Captain W. M. D’Antignac of Company K, Lieutenant D. M. Johnson of Company D, Lieutenant J. T. Key of Company E, wounded and a prisoner; Lieutenant T. H. Wood of Company F; Lieutenant S. H. Manget, of Company G, commanding Company H, Captains Phinizy and Kibbee and Lieutenants Adams, Davis, and Jenkins were the only unwounded officers.

From the War Department marker for Semmes’ Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Semmes Brigade reached the western suburbs of Sharpsburg at sunrise of the 17th and halted until nearly 9 A.M., when it advanced across the fields, in support of Stuart’s Cavalry, north and west of Hauser’s house. In the general advance of McLaws’ Division it was on the left of the line, and encountered the enemy in the northern part of the West Woods, forcing them to retire beyond the Nicodemus house.

Near this point its advance was checked by the Federal Artillery east of the Hagerstown Road. After severe losses it was withdrawn and placed as a reserve to Barksdale’s Brigade, in the western edge of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th when it recrossed the Potomac.

October 29 Colonel Cumming returned from convalescence and was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Weems was promoted to colonel, Major Holt to lieutenant colonel. Captain Philologus H. Loud of Company H to major and Lieutenant Eli Foster of Company H to captain.
December 13

Battle of Fredericksburg

May 1-4

Battle of Chancellorsville

The 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Holt, the regiment lost 23 dead or mortally wounded and 105 wounded in fighting southeast of Chancellorsville, particularly at Salem Church. Lieutenant William S. Davis of Company B and Lieutenant Andrew Thomas of Company I were wounded.

May 29 Captain A.B. Boggs of Company B resigned.
June 1 Captain William Johnston of Company F resigned due to disability.
July 2-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment was commanded by Colonel John B. Weems and brought 303 men to the field. It lost 13 men killed, 73 wounded and 11 missing. Colonel Weems was wounded, and would retire to the Invalid Corps due to his wounds. Lieutenant J.T. Key of Company E was killed. Lieutenant Lewis B. Griggs of Company I was wounded and captured.

From the marker for Semmes’ brigade 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.

July 12
Battle of Funkstown

Lieutenant Joshua J. Hanes of Company E resigned due to disability.

July 17 Lieutenant Joseph P. Hughie of Company E was badly wounded.
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 –

Siege of Chattanooga


Knoxville Campaign

November 29

Siege of Knoxville

March The regiment returned to the Army of Northern Virginia. General Kershaw took over the division from General McLaws, who had been relieved of command by Longstreet.
April 1 Lieutenant Jefferson W. Taylor of Company D resigned.
May 5-9

Battle of the Wilderness

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Willis C. Holt. Captain Andrew Jackson McBride of Company E was wounded.

May 19 Colonel Weems retired to the Invalid Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Holt was elected colonel.

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

May 23-24

North Anna

May 31-June 12

Battle of Cold Harbor

Colonel Holt was wounded. Lieutenant Russel G. Strickland was mortally wounded. Captain Andrew Jackson McBride of Company E was wounded.


Siege of Petersburg begins

July 18 Captain William P. Redwine of Company I 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.
September 26 Receiving news of the Confederate defeat at the Third Battle of Winchester, Kershaw’s Division returned to the Shenandoah Valley and rejoined Early.
October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

Colonel Holt was mortally wounded, losing his leg.

October 24 Captain William Davis of Company B retired to the Invalid Corps.
October 31 Captain Henry L. Leon Company D was retired by the Medical Examining Board.
November 12 Captain Theodore C. Cone of Company I was retired by the Medical Examining Board.
November 14 Kershaw’s Division left the Shenandoah Valley to return to the Army of Northern Virginia around Petersburg.
December 2 Captain Eli M. Foster of Company H retired.
February 13 Major Philologus H. Loud retired, probably due to disease.
March 2 Captain Andrew J. McBride of Company E was promoted to colonel and Captain Charles C. Kibbee of Company G to lieutenant colonel
April 6

Battle of Sayler’s Creek

Captain John Cartledge and Lieutenant  John L. Buford of Company D were captured. Captain John T. Stovall of Company F and Lieutenant Samuel H. Manget were captured.

April 9

Appomattox Court House

The 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment surrendered 2 officers and 48 enlisted men under Colonel McBride