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8th FL Vol. Inf., Company B
Had Men From Decatur County
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1st GA Vol. Inf., Company G
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2nd GA Calvary, Company K
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5th GA Vol. Inf., Company H
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17th GA Vol. Inf., Company D
Decatur Guards
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31st GA Vol. Inf., Company I
Arnett Rifles
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50th GA Vol. Inf., Company F
Decatur Infantry
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59th GA Vol. Inf., Company A
Confederate Volunteers
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Units History & Battles


1st GA Vol. Inf., Company G Ramseys

1st (Ramsey's) Volunteers Infantry Regiment ws formed at Macon, Georgia, in April, 1861. The men were raised in the towns and cities of Newnan, Perry, Augusta, Sandersville, Atlanta, Bainbridge, Quitman, Dahlonega, and Columbus. After being stationed at Pensacola it moved to Virginia, served under R.S. Garnett and H.R. Jackson, then during Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign was attached to General D.S. Donelson's Brigade. In December, with a force of 918 officers and men, it was sent to Winchester and later Lynchburg. The regiment was soon ordered to Macon and mustered out of service. However, many of the men joined the 12th Georgia Artillery Battalion and other Georgia commands. Colonel James N. Ramsey, Lieutenant Colonel Goerge H. Thompson, and Major James W. Anderson were its field officers.

2nd GA Calvary, Company K

This regiment was organized in February 1862 at Albany, Georgia and was made up from men from Randolph, Dougherty, Clayton, Marion, Fulton, and Decatur counties. It was mustered into Confederate service for 3 years of the war on 7 MAY 1862. Company G served as an escort to Major General Benjamin F. Cheetham from 14 SEP 1862 to 26 APR 1965. The regiment was surrendered with 18 men by General Johnston in North Carolina on 26 APR 1865.

5th GA Vol. Inf., Company H. Hardee Rifles

Organized May 11, 1861
Company L. organized April 19, 1862
Company N. organized May 16, 1862
Companies H, L, & N became Companies A, B, & C of the 2nd Sharpshooters Battalion on July 18, 1862.
Reorganized on May 8, 1862
Surrendered Durham Station, Orange County, NC April 26, 1865

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Pensacola, Florida (September - October 1861)
    Department of Alabama and West Florida (October 1861 - March 1862)
    Jackson's Brigade, Wither's Division, 2nd Corps, Army Department #2 (April-June 1862)
    Jackson's Brigade, Reserve Corps, Army of the Mississippi (June-July 1862) Jackson's Brigade, Withers' Division, Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi Department #2 August-November 1862)
    Jackson's Brigade, Withers' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (November - December 1862)
    Jackson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee (December 1862 - August 1863)
    Jackson's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, 1t Corps, Army of tennessee (August 1863 - February 1864)
    Jackson's Brigade, Walker's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (February - July 1864)
    Taliaferro's Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (July - September 1864)
    Post of Florence, South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (October - November 1864)
    Harrison's Command, Taliaferro's Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (November-December 1864) Harrison's Bridage, McLaw's Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (December 1864 - April 1865) Harrison's Brigade, Walthall's Division, 3rd Crops, Army of Tennessee (April 1865)

BATTLES:

Santa Rosa Island (October 9, 1861) Corinth Campaign (April-June 1862) Murfreesboro (December 31, 1862 - January 3, 1863) Tullahoma Campaign (June - August 1863) Chickamauga (September 19 & 20, 1863)
Chattanooga Siege (September - November 1863) Chattanooga (November 23, 1863)Atlanta Campaign (May - September 1864) Savannah Campaign (November - December 1864) Tullifiny Station (December 1864)
Carolinas Campaign (February - April 1865) Bentonville (March 19 - 21 1865)



17th GA Vol. Inf., Company D

17th Infantry Regiment was organized in Stewart County, Georgia, during the summer of 1861. Its members were from Columbus and Decatur, and the counties of Webster, Schley, Harris, and Stewart. Ordered to Virginia the regiment was assigned to General Toombs' and later Benning's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It served with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to
Cold Harbor, except when it was on detached duty with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. The 17th was active in the Petersburg trenches north of the James River and around Appomattox. In April, 1862, it totalled 398 men, had 5 killed and 30 wounded at Malvern Hill, and lost fifty-one percent of the 200 engaged at Second Manassas. Of the 350 who saw action at Gettysburg, twenty-nine percent were disabled, and from April 14 to May 6, there were 86 casualties, then from August 1 to December 31, 1864, the unit had 45 killed or wounded. It surrendered with 18 officers and 168 men. The field officers were Colonels Henry L. Benning and Wesley C. Hodges; Lieutenant Colonels William A. Barden and Charles W. Matthews, and Majors James B. Moore, John H. Pickett, and Thomas Walker.

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31st GA Vol. Inf., Company I
31st Infantry Regiment [also called 27th Regiment] completed its organization in November, 1861, at Cusseta, Georgia. Its companies were from the counties of Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Monroe, Bartow, Pulaski, Dawson, and Newton. After serving Savannah it was ordered to Virginia and placed in Lawton's, John B. Gordon's, and C.A. Evans' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 31st participated in various conflicts from Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in the final campaign at Appomattox. It contained 1,200 men when organized, and reported 170 casualties at Gaines' Mill, 55 at Sharpsburg, 78 at Fredericksburg, and 23 at Chancellorsville. The regiment lost more than twenty-five percent of the 252 engaged at Gettysburg, and surrendered with 120, of which 66 were armed. The field officers were Colonel Clement A. Evans, John H. Lowe, and Pleasant J. Phillips; and Lieutenant Colonels John T. Crowder, Daniel P. Hill, and R.T. Pride.

50th GA Vol. Inf., Company F

50th Infantry Regiment was organized at Savannah, Georgia, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Ware, Coffee, Lowndes, Thomas, De Kalb, Clinch, Colquitt, Berrien, and Brooks. After serving in the District of Georgia, the 50th moved to Virginia and was assigned to General Drayton's, Semmes', Bryan's, and Simms' Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Second Manassas to Gettysburg, then was ordered back to Georgia. However, the unit did not arrive in time to share in the Battle of Chickamauga. It was involved in the Knoxville operations and later the conflicts at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. The regiment fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and ended the war at Appomattox. There were 29 killed and 97 wounded at Sharpsburg and 17 killed and 153 wounded at Chancellorsville. It lost thirty percent of the 302 engaged at Gettysburg, had many disabled at Sayler's Creek, and surrendered with 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 2 surgeons, and 25 men. The field officers were Colonels William R. Manning and Peter McGlashan; Lieutenant Colonels William O. Fleming, Francis Kearse, and Pliny Sheffield; and Majors Duncan Curry, P.C. Pendleton, and John M. Spence.

59th GA Vol. Inf., Company A

59th Infantry Regiment was formed in the spring of 1862 with men from Jackson, Whitfield, Crawford, Worth, and Turner counties. After serving for some time in Georgia and North Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia. Early in 1863 it was attached to General G.T. Anderson's Brigade where it remained for the balance of the war. The 59th fought at Gettysburg, moved with Longstreet to assist Bragg at Chickamauga, then served in the Kentucky Campaign. Returning to Virginia, it took part in the conflicts at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The unit lost more than twenty-five percent of the 525 engaged at Gettysburg and sustained 69 casualties from May 6 to April 14 and 85 from August 1 to December 31, 1864. Fifteen officers and 251 men were present at the surrender. Its field officers were Colonel Jack Brown; Lieutenant Colonels Bolivar H. Gee, Charles J. Harris, and George R. Hunter; and Majors Mastin G. Bass and William H. Fickling.

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