Company I: German Volunteers, Chatham County, (John H. Screven's Company Savannah Volunteer Guards (John Screven), This company later became Company A, 18th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Cavalry. The battle of Big Bethel occurred during their short stay at Richmond and was hailed as a great victory. The other companies of the First Georgia broke up and re-enlisted in various commands. Villepigue, a South Carolinian who had had seven years' service in the United States army, was elected major and assigned by order of General Bragg. The Vicksburg artillery and Jackson artillery, of Mississippi, were attached to the battalion in October, and the combined command was entitled the Georgia and Mississippi regiment.
I will list companies, with company commanders in parentheses when known.: 1st Company A: De Kalb Riflemen or De Kalb Rifles, Chatham County, (Augustus P. When the transfer of Company A-1 De Kalb Rifleman was made, this became the sole company A. The enlistment of the troops composing the regiment was dated from March 18, 1861, the day on which the members of these companies had enrolled their names in response to the call of the governor.
It was such a large company from it's militia days that it transferred excess men to the Company B Company B: Jasper Irish Greens, Chatham County, (David O'Connor, James Dooner). The other four companies mentioned above were at the same time organized into the First independent battalion, with Captain Larey as major, their enlistment also dating from March 18th. Kirby Smith in 1862, in east Tennessee, and the company from Newnan participated as artillery in the Kentucky campaign.
Davis) 2nd Republican Blues, Independent Company, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Read's Independent Company, or Reads Independents or Reads Irish Volunteers. From Montgomery they went to Garland, where they received news of the attack upon Fort Sumter. The Twelfth battalion and the Sixty-third regiment were on duty at Savannah as infantry and heavy artillery detachments from these commands serving also at Battery Wagner and Fort Sumter.
The term of service for this company appears to have been 60 days. Many of its members reenlisted here in this Olmsteads 1 Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Company C. Company F: Coast Rifleman or Coast Rifles or Georgia Coast Rifles, Chatham County, (William Richard Pritchard). Davenport's Independent Company, 3rd Brigade, Georgia State Troops. Company K: Washington Volunteers, Chatham County, (John Mc Mahon, John Cooper). The railroad to Pensacola was not yet finished, there being a gap of sixteen miles between Garland and Evergreen. In the summer of 1864 the Twelfth Georgia battalion, with two companies added, was sent to Virginia as infantry, and was with Evans' Georgia brigade, army of Northern Virginia, until the surrender at Appomattox; while the Sixty-third Georgia was sent to Dalton, serving from that time until Johnston's capitulation in North Carolina, in the army of Tennessee.
Infantry 1st Battalion Georgia Confederate Infantry-Consolidated, consolidated 9 April 1865 1st Battalion Georgia Infantry, Columbus City Battalion (Jacques) Made up mostly of detailed men the unit was organized in 1864. Four companies re-enlisted in a body at Augusta, Ga., forming an artillery battalion under Maj. Two "First" regiments have already been noted in Georgia, and there remains a third to be mentioned, which by priority of State service is entitled to the distinction of being the first regiment summoned to the field in Georgia. The First volunteer regiment included the famous old companies--the Republican Blues, German Volunteers, Irish Jasper Greens, Savannah Cadets and Oglethorpe Light Infantry.
1st Battalion Georgia Infantry Militia (Mc Kay) organized in spring 1864 1st Battalion Georgia Infantry Reserves (Symons) organized late 1864 with eight companies, later became the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment Reserves (Symons), 1st Battalion Georgia Infantry Reserves-Augusta Fire Brigade (Platt) later became the 18 Battalion Georgia Infantry-State Guard was organized with six companies in late 1863, mustered out about 4 Februarty 1864 1st Battalion Georgia Infantry State Guard-Ordinance Battalion (Oliveros) Organized in late 1863, mustered out after 4 February 1864 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (Anderson) organized 20 June 1862 with four companies (A-D), consolidated with the 25 Georgia Confederate Regiment. This was the First volunteer regiment of Georgia, which was organized prior to the war, composed of the militia companies of Savannah, and commanded by Col. It was reorganized in October, 1862, and served on the coast until May, 1864.
He was appointed 4th Corporal 6 December 1862, 3rd Corporal March 1863, 1st Corporal 1 April 1863; and 4th Sergeant 20 January 1864. Joseph died in Ware Co, GA on 21 December 1912, he was 71 National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0016, 00001061 Henry Gray was born on , the son of Zachariah Gray and Bethany Easters. Also served some with the 1st Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0024, 00002025 George W. He contracted a fever late in the war and was sent home. National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0047, 00002251 John J. John was killed in action at the battle of Bentonville, NC, on 18 March 1865, he was 30. The 1st Volunteer Regiment of Georgia was created by act of the Georgia legislature in 1852.
He was captured in fighting at Kennesaw Mountain, GA, 27 June 1864. He first married (my first cousin four times removed) Charlotte Nobles daughter of James Jackson Nobles & Margaret Henderson who was born in 1844. Paulk a first cousin four times removed was born on 16 September 1833 in Irwin Co, GA the son of Micajah Paulk III and Mary Mc Millian. Paulk a first cousin four times removed was born in 1835 in Irwin Co, GA the son of the son of Micajah Paulk III and Mary Mc Millian. National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0047, 00002264 William E. National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0064, 00002651 The Regiment I am working on for this study is To add to the confusion, this regiment was in existence before the war and was composed of many volunteer-militia companies from the Savannah area commanded by Colonel A. Although it was to have been officially designated as the 9th Georgia Infantry, the men of the unit continued to use its original designation The regiment was mustered into Confederate service in May or June 1861. Flannery; Company B, David O'Connor, James Dooner; Company C, J.
The 2nd and 15th Battalions, and the 2nd Regiment of Georgia Partisan Rangers are all listed as originally being the 1st Battalion.
1st Battalion Georgia Cavalry Reserves (Blount) organized with nine companies on 7 January 1865.
Joseph first enlisted as a private in Captain Gordon's Company of 1st (Olmstead's) Regiment Georgia Infantry on 17 April 1862.