|October 1||Organized near Decatur with 13 companies mustering 1,200 men under Colonel Augustus R. Wright, Lieutenant Colonel George W. Lee and Major Lewis J. Parr.|
|Served at Savannah and Skidaway Island.|
|February 14||Colonel Wright resigned to take his seat in congress. Lieutenant Colonel Lee was promoted to colonel, Major Parr was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John Y. Flowers of Company A was promoted to major.|
|June||Major Flowers resigned due to a hernia and Captain James D. Mathews of Company E was promoted to major.|
|mid-June||Ten companies were moved from Georgia to Virginia. Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley|
Battle of Gaines’ Mill
The regiment lost 54 men killed and 118 wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Parr lost an arm, and Major Mathews was wounded. Captain William H. Battey took over the regiment as senior captain.
|July 15||Colonel Lee resigned and Major Mathews, still recovering from his Gains’ Mill wound, was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|August 20||Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Nothern Virginia|
The regiment lost 161 casualties out of the 262 men engaged.
Captain Battey was killed. Captain Peter Brennan of the 61st Georgia may have taken over command of the regiment, which lost 95 out of the 123 men engaged.
|October||Captain McLeod returned to regiment and resumed command|
|December 13||Battle of Fredericksburg
The regiment lost 10 men killed and 91 wounded. Captain McLeod was stunned by a shell.
Colonel Parr resigned, and Lieutenant Colonel Mathews – still on sick leave – was promoted to colonel.
|January 19||General Jubal Early was given permanent command of the division.|
|January 21||Captain McLeod’s “stern” request for promotion to major was denied by acting division commander Jubal Early and he was placed in arrest for gambling and “encouraging soldiers to go home by illegal means.”|
|February||Cleared of his charges, Captain McLeod was promoted to major.|
|Spring||Major McLeod was promoted to lieutenant colonel|
|June 4||General Gordon took over Lawton’s Brigade of Early’s Division of the Second Corps.|
Captain C. A. Hawkins was killed
The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel William L. McLeod and brought 341 men to the field. It lost 18 men killed, 62 wounded and 53 missing. Lt. Colonel McLeod was killed, shot trough the temple in the attack on Barlow’s Knoll, along with Lieutenants John Oglesby and W.F. Goodwin.
Captain Thomas H. Bomar of Company L was promoted to major.
|September 18||Major Philip E. Davant of the 3rd Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion was transferred to the 38th Georgia as lieutenant colonel.|
Lieutenant Colonel Davant was captured.
|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||Lieutenant Colonel Davant was exchanged|
|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 10||The advance on Washington continues 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|
|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|
The regiment was commanded by Major Thomas Bomar, who was captured.
|October 31||Colonel Mathews retired to the Invalid Corps.|
|December 9||Returned with Gordon’s Division from the Shenandoah Valley to the Richmond area, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Philip E. Davant. Attached to Evans’ Brigade of Gordon’s Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Farmville and High Bridge
The regiment surrendered 112 men, of whom 73 were armed.