|Spring||Originally organized as part of Cobb’s Legion, a combined arms unit which consisted of seven companies of infantry, four of cavalry, and an artillery battery. It was commanded by Colonel Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.
Company A (Lamar Infantry) – Newton County
|August 31||Major Richard Garnett was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Legion.|
|November 12||Major Bagley was accidentally killed by friendly fire at Yorktown.|
|November 14||Lieutenant Colonel Garnett was promoted to brigadier general and given command of the brigade.|
|November 16||Captain Jefferson M. Lamar of Company C promoted to major and command of the battalion of infantry|
|January 18||Major Lamar was promoted to lieutenant colonel|
Siege of Yorktown
The battalion mustered 594 men.
|April 16||Lee’s Mill|
|June 25-July 1||Seven Days Battles|
Battle of Malvern Hill
|July 18||Captain Luther J. Glenn of Company A promoted to major. He was brother in law to Thomas and Howell Cobb.|
Holding the right flank at Crampton’s Gap, the regiment was surrounded and nearly wiped out by the New Jersey Brigade, losing 72% casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Lamar held the regiment together until the last to buy time for General Cobb to pull together a final defensive line in the Gap. He was twice wounded, the second time mortally. Captains Thomas Camak and William Conyers were wounded and captured. Major Luther J. Glenn took over the regiment.
|September 15||Major Glenn was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Thomas Camak of Company D was promoted to major, although still a Federal prisoner.|
Lieutenant Colonel Luther Glenn commanded the regiment at the Sunken Road.
Cobb’s Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee’s Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes’ and portions of Garland’s and Colquitt’s Brigades, participated in the engagement with French’s Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill’s Division and George T. Anderson’s Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson’s Division.
|October 12||Major Camak and Captain Conyers were paroled.|
The battalion lost 22 men killed and 135 wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Glenn was wounded.
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Luther J. Glenn and brought 213 men to the field. It lost 5 men killed and 17 men missing. Major Camak was killed.
From the marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. Arrived at 4 P. M. and formed line 100 yards west of this. Ordered to the front about 6 P. M. and advanced soon afterward along Wheatfield Road flanked the Union forces assailing the Loop and aided the Confederates thereby relieved in forcing them back through the Wheatfield to the foot of Little Round Top. Assailed there by a strong body of fresh troops and receiving at the same moment an order to withdraw the Brigade fell back at sunset to the grove west of the Wheatfield.
July 3. One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.
July 4. In line here all day. At midnight began march to Hagerstown.
After the battle Captain William D. Comyers, Jr. of Company A was promoted to major effective to July 3.
|September||Sent west with Longstreet by rail to the Army of the Tennessee|
Battle of Chickamauga
Arrived too late to take part in the battle.
Siege of Knoxville
|March||The regiment returned with Longstreet’s command to the Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of the Muleshoe
Major Conyers was killed
|May 23-26||North Anna|
|June||Siege of Petersburg begins|
|July 27-29||First Battle of Deep Bottom|
|August 6||The regiment was sent with Kershaw’s Division to the Shenandoah Valley, where it was temporarily attached to Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s Army of the Valley|
|August 16||Battle of Front Royal|
|September 14||Since Sheridan and his Union Army of the Shenandoah was inactive Kershaw’s Division was ordered back to rejoin Lee at Richmond and began to leave the Valley.|
|November 14||Kershaw’s Division left the Shenandoah Valley to return to the Army of Northern Virginia around Petersburg.|
|January 11||Lieutenant Colonel Luther Glenn retired. Major William McDaniel took command of the Legion.|
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Most of the battalion was captured.
The battalion surrendered 1 officer and 55 enlisted men.