Confederate Regiments & BatteriesGeorgia


1861
November 13 The 28th Georgia Infantry Regiment was created at Big Shanty by expanding the 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion to a regiment, under the command of Colonel Thomas J. Warthen, Lieutenant Colonel William P. Crawford, and Major James G. Cain. Assigned to the Manassas Garrison, G.B. Anderson’s Command, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.

Company A – Washington County – “The Irvin Volunteers”
Company B – Washington County – “Anderson Volunteers” or “Sandersville Volunteers”
Company C – Spalding County – “Crawford Rangers” or “Jennings Light Guards”
Company D – Cherokee County – “McAfee and Donaldson Guards”
Company E – Meriwether County – “Confederate Invincibles”
Company F – Cherokee County – “Cherokee Georgia Mountaineers”
Company G – Gordon & Taylor Counties -“The Freeman Guerillas” or “The Freeman Guards”
Company H – Washington County – “Ohopee Guards”
Company I – Jefferson County – “Jeff Greys” or “Jefferson Greys”
Company K – Emanuel County – “Emanuel Rangers”

December 10 Lieutenant James Douglas of Company H died of typhoid fever at Manassas..
1862
March-April Assigned to the Special Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Department of Northern Virginia.
April
Siege of Yorktown

The regiment mustered 518 effectives. Captain John Hill of Company G was wounded and furloughed home. He deserted and took the Oath of Allegiance to the Unite States.

April 14 Captain Isaac Adkins of Company I resigned due to disability.
April 21 Captain Jesse Burtz resigned due to chronic diarrhoea from measels.
May-June Assigned to Featherston’s Brigade, Raines’s Division, D.H. Hill’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
May 2 Lieutantn Asa Braswell of Company A died in the hospital.
May 3 Major Cain was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain William Tully Choice Greybill of Company A was elected major.
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 22 Lieutenant Hartwell Freeman resigned due to ill health.
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines

The regiment brought 371 men to the field and lost one third as casualties. Companies H and I were detached and did not participate in the battle. Major Greybill was captured but exchanged on September 1. Sergeants W.E. Finch and J.S. Hitt of Company C were killed. Lieutenant John Dixon of Company E was wounded. Lieutenant McClure of Company F was killed.

June-September Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 3 Lieutenant Isaac Smith of Company H resigned.
June 10 Lieutenant Eldrich Harcher of Company H died in the hospital.
June 26
Battle of Mechanicsville

Captain John R. Tucker was wounded and disabled.

June 27
Battle of Gaines’s Mill

The regiment lost 9 men killed and 33 wounded. Captain John Wilcox was wounded.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 3 men killed, 37 wounded, and 1 man missing. Colonel Warthen was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Cain was wounded in the leg and disabled. Major Greybill took over command of the regiment. Lieutenant Henry B. Tutt was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Enoch Grambling of Company D resigned.

August 9 Captain William Johnson of Company H resigned due to rheumatism.
September- May Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
September 14
Battle of South Mountain (Boonsboro)

The regiment defended the summit of Crampton’s Gap on the north side of the turnpike, holding the stone wall until dusk. It was withdrawn after dark and began a march to Sharpsburg. Lieutenant H.K. Hodges of Company A was killed. Lieutenant William Jordan of Company D was wounded. Lieutenant Pleasant F. Crump of Company K was killed.

September 15 The regiment reached Sharpsburg in the morning from South Mountain.
September 17
Batte of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Rge regiment lost 11 men killed and 62 wounded. Major Greybill was in command until he was wounded. Captain Nehemiah J. Garrison, Jr. of Company D took over as senior officer but was also wounded (in the thigh). First Lieutenant James Banning of Company E took over as senior surviving officer. Of the brigade’s ten field officers 4 were killed, 5 were wounded, and the tenth was stunned by a shell.

From the tablet for Colquitt’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Colquitt’s Brigade formed line soon after sunrise, southwest of Mumma’s house, in support of Trimble and Ripley. It followed Ripley across the Smoketown Road and formed on his right.

After a severe engagement, involving heavy loss, it retired to the west end of the Bloody Lane and assisted in checking the advance of French’s Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day, portions of the Brigade acted with Evans’ Brigade in checking the Federal advance on the Boonsboro Pike.

September Captain George W. Warthen returned from convalescent leave during the retreat from Maryland and took command of the regiment.
October 15 Captain George R. Moore of Company E resigned. Lieutenant James W. Banning was promoted to captain. Lieutenant Benjamin F. Kirkland of Company K resigned.
December Captain Edward B. Hook of Company B died of diesease at Manassas.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was in a reserve position and lost eight men wounded.

1863
January 28 Lieutenant Colonel Cain resigned due to his wound from Malvern Hill.
March Major Greybill was appointed colonel to rank from November 3.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment suffered 2 men killed and 31 wounded.

May Transferred to North Carolina and assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Department of South Carolina
May 9 Captain Garrison of Company D resigned for disability with an improperly healed fracture of his foot.
August September
Charleston Harbor

Company F was assigned to 4th Sub-Division, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The rest of the regiment was assigned to 1st Sub-Division, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

It garrisoned Forts Wagner and Gregg on Morris Island, along with Fort Johnson and Fort Sumter.

August-October Assigned to 1st Sub-Division, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
September 5 Captain John R. Haines of Company B was killed at Battery Wagner.
October-November Assigned to Colquit’s Brigade, Western Division, 7th Military District of South Carolina, Geotgia and Florida
December Assigned to 1st Sub-District, 7th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
1864
January 20 Captain William P. Crawford of Company C was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain James Banning of Company E was promoted to major.
February 20
Battle of Olustee

Commanded by Captain William P. Crawford until he was badly wounded in the leg, then commanded by Captain James W. Banning. The regiment suffered 10 men killed and 85 wounded. It captured two Napoleons. Captain James D. Franklin of Company C was also severely wounded in the left eye.

May Assigned to 5th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
May-October Moved to the Richmond area defending the South Side of the James. Assigned to Colquit’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Commanded by Captain John A. Johnston.
May 16
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 20 Captain William Wood of Company A was killed.
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
July 30
The Crater

Captain James D. Franklin of Company B was wounded. Lieutenant Eugene B. Rawlings of Company B was killed.

September 29- 30
Fort Harrison

Captain James D. Franklin of Company B was wounded (for the third time), shot through both hips.

October 20 Lieutenant Ira Croft of Company D resigned.
October-December Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
November Colonel Greybill was hospitalized with chronic dysentery. He never returned to the regiment.
December Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina
1865
January 13-15
2nd Battle of Fort Fisher
February-April
Carolinas Campaign
March-April Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Hardee’s Corps.
March 19-21
Battle of Bentonville
April Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee. Captain William Jordan resigned.
April 26
Durham Station

The 28th Georgia Infantry Regiment was surrendered with Johnston’s army.