Confederate Regiments & BatteriesGeorgia


 

1861
June 11

The 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment was organized for the duration of the war under the command of Colonel Edwin R. Goulding, Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Turnipseed and Major John C. L. Mounger. 

Company A – Wilkes County – “Irvin Guards” Captain G. G. Norman
Company B – Chattooga County – “Chattooga Volunteers” Captain W. M. Jones
Company C – Walton County – “Hillyer Rifles” Captain G. Hillyer
Company D – Clay County – “Fort Gaines Guards” Captain J. G. Webb
Company E – Talbot County – “Talbot Guards” Captain P.A.S. Morris
Company F – Baldwin County –  “Baldwin County Volunteers” Captin B. Beck
Company G – Walker County –  “Lafayette Volunteers” Captain G.G. Gordon
Company H – Brooks County –  “Brooks County Rifles” Captain R.A. Hardee
Company I – Bulloch County –  “Toombs Guards” Captain L.C. Belt
Company K – Sumter County –  “Americus Volunteer Rifles” Captain J.M.D. King

It was ordered to Atlanta.

June 15-19 Companies proceeded individually by train to Richmond, using several routes.
June 25 Mustered into Confederate service at Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia for the duration of the war.
June 26 Moved to Manassas Junction via the Virginia Central and Orange & Alexandria Railroads, departing in the afternoon and arriving around 11 pm.
June 27 Left Manassas Junction early in the morning on the Manassas Gap Railroad and arrived in Strasburg in the late afternoon.
June 28 Marched from Strasburg to Winchester on the Valley Turnpike.
June 30 Moved to Hollingsworth Grove, just southeast of Winchester. Assigned to the Second Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah under the command of Colonel Francis Bartow.
July 2 Marched to Darkesville
July 3 Returned to Winchester
July 18-19 Marched to Berry’s Ferry on the Shenandoah, arriving by late evening. Proceeded via Ashby’s Gap to Paris, arriving late at night, then continued to Piedmont Station, arriving in the early morning.
July 22 Left Piedmont Station early in the morning by the Manassas Gap Railroad and arrived at Manassas Junction too late to participate in the battle. Stationed at Camp Victory near the Lewis farm, southwest of Lewis’ Ford on Bull Run.
 July 31 Station at Camp Bartow on Smith’s Farm northeast of Manassas Junction. Assigned to Bartow’s-S. Jones’s Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.
August 10 Captain Gordon of Company G was appointed regimental surgeon and was replaced by Captain F. F. Hoge.
September 11 Moved to Fairfax Court House.
September 24 Moved to Munson’s Hill, a mile from Bailey’s Crossroads in Fairfax County.
September 27 Moved to Falls Church.
October 16 Moved to Centreville.
December 12 Company A was designated the Irvin Artillery, known as Lane’s Battery, under the command of Captain James Lane.
1862
January-April Assigned to S. Jones’s-D.R. Jones’s Brigade, G.W. Smith’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.
April Major Mounger was elected lieutenant colonel. The regiment had 411 effectives.
April-July Assigned to D.R. Jones’s-Semmes’s-G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Toombs’s-D.R. Jones’s Division, Magruder’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
April
Siege of Yorktown
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 23-24 Skirmishes at Ellison’s Mill, New Bridge and Mechanicsburg
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The regiment lost 8 men killed and 41 wounded.

June 27-28 Garnett’s and Goldinfg’s Farms
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
July-October Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, D.R. Jones’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
August 23 Rappahannock Station
August 28 Thoroughfare Gap
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The regiment lost 12 men killed and 116 wounded.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John C.L. Mounger.

October-February Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
February-April Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
April-May
Suffolk Campaign

Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Department of Southern Virginia.

May-September Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 9th Geotgia Infantry was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Mounger, who was killed on July 2nd. Major William M. Jones briefly took command of the regiment until he was wounded, leaving Captain George Hillyer in command. The regiment brought 340 men to the field and lost more than half.

From the monument to Anderson’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

Anderson’s Brigade
7th 8th 9th 11th 59th Georgia Infantry

July 2. Reached the field about 4 P. M. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being outflanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.

July 3. The Brigade was sent down Emmitsburg Road and assisted in repulsing and holding in check Union cavalry which sought to flank the division

July 4. Assisted in constructing works to protect the flank.

July 5. About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.

Present about 1800. Losses 671

July 10 Battle of Funkstown
September-November Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Army of Tennessee.
September 19-20

The 9th Georgia arrived too late to fight in the Battle of Chickamauga

September-November
Siege of Chattanooga
November-December
Siege of Knoxville

Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s-Field’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Department of East Tennessee.

1864
April Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s-Field’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 105 men.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26 Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June-April
Siege of Petersburg
August 25

Battle of Reames’s Station

The regiment lost 63 men killed or wounded from August to December

September 29-30 Fort Harrison
October 27 Williamsburg Road
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 15 officers and 174 enlisted men under the command of Major J.W. Arnold.