RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE QUITMAN GUARDS

The Rules and Regulations of the Quitman Guards covers various areas of enlistment and those rules and regulations to which the members were subject.  Included is a Roster of Company K, Quitman Guards of 1861 and Roll of Company as of May 10th 1877.

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    HISTORY OF QUITMAN GUARDS AND MONROE MUSKETEERS

The below History of the Monroe County Quitman Guards and Monroe Musketeers was retrieved from the discarded items at the Forsyth National Guard by the Monroe Co. Historical Society.  (Researcher unknown.) This History begins in 1829 and continues through 1988 and gives us the movement of the Militia and National Guard Units throughout those dates.
(Notes in parentheses and italicized have been added by the transcriber. The INDEX OF CONTENTS
has been added to assist you in moving throughout the document.  )
(This file is copyrighted by The Monroe County Historical Society - 2005)


INDEX OF CONTENTS
(Added by transcriber)

Monroe Musketeers (1829 - 1859)
Quitman Guards (1859 - 1988)

Monroe Rifle Co.
Seminole Indians
 

CIVIL WAR :
FLORIDA 1861 -
VIRGINIA - 1861
PENINSULA - 1862
SHARPSBURG - 1862
CHANCELLORSVILLE - 1862
GETTYSBURG - 1863
TENNESSEE - 1864
SPOTSYLVANIA - 1864
COLD HARBOR
SHENANDOAH
APPOMATTOX - 1865

REORGANIZED 1872
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR - 1898
MEXICAN EXPEDITION - 1916
WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II:
CENTRAL PACIFIC CAMPAIGN
WESTERN PACIFIC CAMPAIGN

1946 THRU 1988

 


 

NATIONAL GUARD HISTORY
UNIT HISTORY WORKSHEET

Designations:           HEADQUARTERS& HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
                                    148TH SUPPORT BATTALION                 

                                    DETACHMENT 1, COMPANY B
                                    148TH SUPPORT BATTALION

HISTORIC NAME (S) :     QUITMAN GUARDS (1859 – present).
                                              Monroe Musketeers (1829 – 1859)

HOME STATION:             Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia     COMPONENT: GaARNG

MAJOR COMMAND:      48TH Infantry Brigade (Mech)

ROUNDOUT COMMAND:       DISCOM, 24TH Infantry Division (Mech)

 

 

LINEAGE

 

AUTHORITY

21 Feb 1826
General Assembly authorizes volunteer militia company on Monroe County, GA as part of 3d bde. of 5th Div. 

14 Aug 1829
Organized at Forsyth, Georgia as the Monroe Musketeers, Georgia Volunteer Militia

 

Ga. L. 1826, p.125, Acts 799

John A. Cuthbert Commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers; Absalom W. Chappell commissioned 1st Lieut. in Monroe Musketeers; Stephen W. Martin commissioned 2d Lieut. in Monroe Musketeers; John F. Brooks commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

The Adjutant General of Georgia (here-after “TAG-GA”), Military Records, 1808-1829, Vol. 2, P. 220, Georgia Dept of Archives & History, Microfilm, Drawer 40, Box 16 (hereafter MF, DR”). TAG-GA, Military Commissions, 1829 – 1830 (MF DR 40m, Box 7) p.244-246

22 Dec 1829.
“Sec 2…([A] 11 volunteer militia companies which now are, or may hereafter be formed, in the counties of Monroe and Lincoln, shall be authorized to receive and enroll men as members of the said companies from any part of the aforesaid counties…..

GA. L. 1829m, p. 196-197

22 Dec 1829.
“Sec. 3… (S)aid volunteer companies, …shall be authorized to elect a third lieutenant….

 

 

6 Mar. 1830
George W. Gordan Commissioned 3d Lieut. In Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol. 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16), p 5.

3 Apr. 1830
Butler B. King commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr 40, Box 16) p. 7

 

 3 Apr 1830
Butler B. King commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.7

  

LINEAGE

AUTHORITY 

16 Sept 1830
Edbridge G. Cabaniss commissioned 2d Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.15

4 May 1831
Notice of encampment to be held on the 1st Wednesday in May, 1831 at Brownsville in Monroe, County, Georgia

Georgia Messenger, 23 Apr. 1831, P.3, Col. 7 (Macon); MF, Dr. 51, Box 76)

1 Jul 1831
Elbridge G. Cabiness commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers; George W. Gordon commissioned 1st Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers; William E. Hull commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.26

31 Oct 1831
William E. Hull commissioned 2d Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.31

12 Nov 1831. 
Joseph L. Barnett commissioned 3rd Lieutenant in Monroe Muskeeters

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.31

28 Mar 1832
Shelman Durham commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.36

8 – 11 Mar. 1832
Monroe Musketeers attended encampment in Macon, Georgia with the Macon Volunteers (Now HHC/48TH Inf. Bde (M)).

Georgia Messenger, 5 May 1832, p. 3, Col. 3; 12 May 1832, p.2, Col. 1

5 June 1833
Thomas N. Beall commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers; Adam J. Holmes commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.52

28 Aug 1833.
George W. Gordon commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.56

23 Apr 1834
Elbridge G. Cabiness commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers; George W. Gordon commissioned 1st Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers; Shelman Durham commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers; Thomas N. Beall commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Monroe Musketeers; Coleman P. Wall commissioned ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.63

16 Mar 1835
John Curston commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.76

21 May 1835
Anderson Baldwin commissioned 1st Lieutenant; William A. Black commissioned 2nd Lieutenant; Archibald W. Martin commissioned 3rd Lieutenant; and Rollins Smith commissioned Ensign in  Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 16) p.79

22 May 1835
Monroe Rifle Company chartered by the Georgia General Assembly

GA. L. 1835, P293

13 Jan 1836
Cir, HQ Georgia, dtd 13 Jan 1836 Bolling H. Robbinson ADC, to Governor Schley, reference: alerting GA militia for Federal service against the Seminole Indians in Florida

Georgia Governor’s Letter Book, Military Letters, P. 6, (MF. Dr. 62, Box 65, Reel 1198): See also Bacon, Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, P. 124 (Macon 1879) (hereafter “Historical Record”)

21 Jan 1836
Muster Roll from CPT A H Christian, Cdr, Monroe Rifle Company

TAG-GA, Georgia Military Affairs, Vol. 7, p.44 (MF 269, Box 14)

 “According to orders, I caused the Monroe Rifle Company to assemble…” The Muster Roll shows the unit strength to be:

Offices:    4
NCO’S:       3
Musicians:   0
Privates:   23

CPT Christian also reports that the unit is without arms.

 

22 Feb 1836
Muster Roll of the Monroe Musketeers, signed by CPT John Cureton, Commander.  The Muster Roll shows:

Officers:     5
NCO’s:        8
Musicians:    8
Privates:     33 

In the Muster Roll, CPT Cureton reports that the company has 60 muskets and is prepared to march. Suggests that the Monroe Rifle Company,  which is “without arms,” which we can furnish them” be merged with the Musketeers.

Note:  This is the last reference that has been found in records of the State of Georgia to the Monroe Rifle Company.  There were no new commissions issued for this unit after 1 Jn. 1836.  The evidence suggests that the personnel from the Monroe Rifle Company were absorbed into the Monroe Musketeers.  See Ltr, CPT Issac Seymour to Gov Shcley, dtd 2 Feb. 1836, subj: Equipment needed for the Monroe Musketeers.)

TAG-GA, Georgia Military Affairs, Vol. 7, p.44, (MF, Dr 269, Box 14)

23 Jan 1836
Monroe Musketeers ordered to “march to Macon, where you will join the ‘Macon Volunteers’ (now HHC/48th Inf BDE (Mech)) and with them proceed to Hawkinsville where you will be joined by the ‘State Fencibles’, the ‘Hancock Blues’ of Hancock and from which the whole will move to such point in, or as near Florida as may be hereafter designated.”

These units are formed into the 1st Battalion, Georgia Volunteers under the command of Major Mark A. Cooper

Orders, Headquarters Georgia, dtd 23 Jan. 1836, to Capt John Cureton of the “Monroe Musketeers” Forsyth, Georgia.  State of Georgia, Executive Department, Governor’s Letter Book, Military Letters, P. 18

 

2 Feb 1836
James S. Pinckard commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3, p88 (MF, Dr. 40, Box 17)

2 Feb 1836
Ltr, CPT Issac Seymour, CDR Macon Volunteers to Gov. Schley, dtd 2 Feb 1836, subj: Equipment needed for the Monroe Musketeers.  CPT Seymour reports that the Monroe Musketeers need 40 Muskets

TAG-GA, Ga. Military Affairs, Vol. 7, P. 108

(MF, dr. 269, Box 14)

3 Feb 1836
1st Battalion, Georgia Volunteers under the command of MAJ Cooper, ordered to march to Florida for Federal Service against the Seminole Indians

Orders, Head Quarters, Georgia, dtd 3 Feb 1836; State of Georgia, Executive Department, Governor’s Letter Book, Military Letters, p. 43; See also; The Daily Georgian, 22 Jan 1836, p. 2, col 3 (Savannah)

 

4 Feb 1836
1st Battalion, Georgia Volunteers formed from the Monroe Musketeers, the Hancock Blues (now A/148th Inf Bde (Mech)), Morgan Guards of Morgan County, and the State Fencibles of Putnam County

Historical Records, op cit., p. 125

5 Feb 1836
1stBattalion, Georgia Volunteers reviews by Gov Schley

Historical Record, Id

7 Feb 1836
1st Battalion Georgia Volunteers (hereafter 1st Bn, GA. Vol) departs Macon, Georgia

Historical Record, Id.

18 Feb 1836
1st Bn, Ga. Vol. mustered into Federal Service at Piccolata, FL by LTC Bankhead

Lineage & Honors Certificate, HHC/48th Inf Bde (M); See also; Historical Record, at p.126; Sprague, The Origin, Progress, and Conclusion of the Florida War, p. 116 (N>Y> 1848) (hereafter “Sprague”)

24 Mar 1836
MG Winfield Scott orders 1st Bn Ga.Vol. to join BG Clinch at Ft. Drane

Sprague, P. 118

26 Mar 1826
1st Bn. Ga. Vol. engages the Seminoles at the Quithlachoochee River, MG Scott’s account indicates that he recalled the 1st Bn, Ga. Vol. to Piccolata on 25 Mar. 1836 because of the difficult of supplying BG Clinch at Ft. Drane

Historical Record, at P. 127; Sprague at p.118; See Also, The Daily Georgian, 30 Apr. 1836, p.2, Col 2-5

2- 18 Apr 1836
1st Bn, Ga. Vol. are assigned to Build a fort (Ft. Cooper).

According to Sprague, the fort was “…only about 12 miles south of the Withlachoochee and gallantly maintained itself until the 18th when it was absorbed on the return of Clinch’s Column.”  During the construction of the fort, the Bn was fired on by Seminoles

Historical Record, p. 127

 

 

Sprague, at P. 117

15 Apr 1836
1st Bn, GA. Vol. mustered out of Federal Service in Florida

Lineage & Honors Certificate HHC/48th Inf Bde (M)

27 Apr 1836
1st Bn, Ga. Vol. evacuated Ft. Cooper and are assigned to duty at Ft. Drane

Historical Record, P. 128

25 May 1836
1st Bn, Ga. Vol. returned to Macon, GA and are discharged

Historical Record, at p. 128

19 July 1837
Elbridge G. Cabiness commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers.

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829-1862 Vol 3 ( Dr. 40, Box 17)

4 Oct 1837  Archibald W. Martin commissioned 1st Lieut in Monre Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 3. (Dr. 40, Box 17) p. 109

 4 Oct 1837
William M. Sope commissioned 2nd Lieut in Monroe Musketeers.  Alfred M. Patton Commissioned 3rd Lieut in Monroe Musketeers. James S. Pincknard commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

 TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 3. (Dr. 40, Box 17) p. 109

18 June 1838
Robert L. Roddy commissioned 3rd Lieut in Monroe Musketeers.  F. L. Lanford commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 3. (Dr. 40, Box 17) p. 161

(18 May 1846

Governor Receives Presidential requisition for militia troops for service in Mexico.)

Ltr, Gov. George W. Crawford to Sec of War William L. Marcy, dtd 18 May 1846, Governor’s Letter Book, 1843 – 1846 (hereafter Letter Book), p. 707 (MF, Dr. 188, Box 72)

31 Nat 1846

Georgia Militia units directed to muster and report to Columbus, GA on 8 Aug. 1846

Ltr, Gov. Crawford to COL Calhoun, dtd 31 May 1846, Letter Book, P. 711

NOTE: According to Jossey, “[t]he ‘Monroe Musketeers’ went to Columbus, Georgia on 11 January 1846 to be formed into the First Volunteer Infantry for service in the war with Mexico.  They were mustered out of service at New Orleans, La. On 31 May 1847.” While neither the official records of the State of Georgia, nor Kurtz or White support Jossey’s statement that the Monroe Musketeers participated in the Mexican War from 1846 – 1847, it is possible that the Monroe Musketeers mustered and went to Columbus.  If so, they were not mustered into Federal service and returned home.  The only unit in the present 148th FSB that is documented as participating in the Mexican War, is C/148 FSB (Macon Guards).  See: Ltr, Gov Crawford, dtd 1 Jun 1846, subj: Macon Guards, Letter Book, P. 712; William J. Kurtz, The First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, pp. 8 – 12; George White, Historic Collections of Georgia, pp. 115 – 120 (N. Y. 1854)

 

21 Oct. 1853

John T. Stevens commissioned Captain in Monroe Musketeers  Tho A. Hutchenson commissioned 1st Lieut in Monroe Musketeers; Wm. B. Wright commissioned 2nd Lt. in Monroe Musketeers; George A. Cabaniss commissioned Ensign in Monroe Musketeers

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 4. (Dr. 40, Box 17) p. 92

16 Jan 1859

Monroe Musketeers re-organized and re-designated as the Quitman Guards at Forsyth, GA. (The unit was re-named in honor of Gov. Quitman of Mississippi)

Bittick, History of Monroe Co., Georgia, Period I—From Founding to War (unpublished manuscript in unit history files); Note.  The Official State of Lineage & Battle Honors (hereafter “Lineage & Honors certificate”,) 190th Tank Battalion, dtd 16 Dec. 1953 and Lineage & Honors Certificate, 179th Military Police Company shows 15 Jun 1859 as the date on which the unit was organized.  Jossey, Paul H., Chapter X “Military History”, Monroe County, Georgia – A History, Forsyth, 1979 (hereafter “Jossey”) p. 163

James S. Pincknard commissioned Captain in Quitman Guards; John T. Stevens commissioned 1st Lieut; Joseph R. Banks commissioned 2d Lieut; and George A Cabannis commissioned Ensign in Quitman Guards

TAG-GA, Military Records, 1829 – 1862 Vol 3. (Dr. 40, Box 17) p. 102;

TAG-GA, Military Commissions, 1858 – 1860, (MF Dr 40, Box 15) p. 38, 40

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