|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”
|December 10||Lieutenant James Douglas of Company H died of typhoid fever at Manassas..|
|March-April||Assigned to the Special Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Department of Northern Virginia.|
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.|
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. 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.|
Battle of Mechanicsville
Captain John R. Tucker was wounded and disabled.
Battle of Gaines’s Mill
The regiment lost 9 men killed and 33 wounded. Captain John Wilcox was wounded.
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|
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.|
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.
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.|
The regiment was in a reserve position and lost eight men wounded.
|January 28||Lieutenant Colonel Cain resigned due to his wound from Malvern Hill.|
|March||Major Greybill was appointed colonel to rank from November 3.|
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.|
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|
|January 20||Captain William P. Crawford of Company C was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain James Banning of Company E was promoted to major.|
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.|
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
|May 20||Captain William Wood of Company A was killed.|
Captain James D. Franklin of Company B was wounded. Lieutenant Eugene B. Rawlings of Company B was killed.
|September 29- 30||
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|
2nd Battle of Fort Fisher
|March-April||Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Hardee’s Corps.|
Battle of Bentonville
|April||Assigned to Colquitt’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee. Captain William Jordan resigned.|
The 28th Georgia Infantry Regiment was surrendered with Johnston’s army.