Confederate Regiments & Batteries * Georgia

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
Company B (Bowdon Volunteers) – Carroll County
Company C (Stephens Rifles) – DeKalb County
Company D (Mell Rifles) – Clarke County
Company E (Poythress Volunteers) – Burke County
Company F (Carroll Boys) – Carroll County
Company G (Panola Guards) – Morgan 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
July 1
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.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

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.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Lieutenant Colonel Luther Glenn commanded the regiment at the Sunken Road.

From the War Department marker for Cobb’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

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.
December 11-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battalion lost 22 men killed and 135 wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Glenn was wounded.

July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg

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
September 19-20
Battle of Chickamauga

Arrived too late to take part in the battle.

November 29
Siege of Knoxville
March The regiment returned with Longstreet’s command to the Army of Northern Virginia.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 12-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12
Battle of the Muleshoe

Major Conyers was killed

May 23-26 North Anna
May 31-June12
Battle of Cold Harbor
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.
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
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.
April 6
Battle of Sayler’s Creek

Most of the battalion was captured.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battalion surrendered 1 officer and 55 enlisted men.