Four companies of the 2nd Georgia Infantry Battalion were organized at Norfolk, Virginia. under the command of Major Thomas Hardeman, Jr. Two companies were from Macon and one each from Columbus and Griffin.
Company A, Columbus City Light Guard, Captain Peyton H. Colquitt
|September||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Department of Norfolk|
|February||Major Hardeman resigned to became colonel of the 45th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Captain George Ross of Compnay B was promoted to major.|
|March||Returned from Virginia and assigned to J.G. Walker’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.|
|March 24||Captain Robert A. Smith of Company B resigned to become colonel of the 44th Georgia Infantry Regiment.|
|May 18-19||Sewell’s Point|
|June 25-July 1||Seven Days Battles|
|June 30||Malvern Cliff|
|November||Assigned to Cook’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
|November||Assigned to Wright’s Brigade, R.H. Anderson’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battalion lost 2 men killed and 26 wounded.
|May||Assigned to Wright’s-Girardey’s-Sorrel’s Brigade, R.H. Anderson’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battalion lost 78 casualties out of the 173 men engaged. Major George Ross was mortally wounded and captured. Captain Charles Moffat took command of the battalion. Captain George S. Jones was wounded.
July 2. Formed line here in the forenoon. Advanced at 6 P. M. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House capturing several guns and many prisoners. Pushing on broke the Union line at the stone wall south of the Angle and reached the crest of the ridge beyond capturing more guns. The supports on the right being repulsed and those on the left not coming up with both flanks assailed and converging columns threatening its rear it withdrew fighting its way out with heavy losses and unable to bring off the captured guns.
July 3. Advanced 600 yards to cover the retreat of Pickett’s Division. Afterward was moved to the right to meet a threatened attack.
July 4. In line here all day. At dark began the march to Hagerstown.
Battle of Manassas Gap
|August 2||Major George Ross died of his Gettysburg wound. Captain Moffat was promoted to major.|
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of the North Anna
|June 1-3||Battle of Cold Harbor|
|August 19||Reams’s Station|
Captain George S. Jones was wounded.
The 2nd Georgia Infantry Battalion surrendered 8 officers and 74 enlisted men.