Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 3rd Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 3rd Infantry Regiment

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In response to the call for troops from the confederate states government on the 20th, April 1861 by J.E. Brown of Georgia, called into service the following military companies for 12 months service: Young Guards, Athens Guards, Dawson Greys, Home Guards, Governors Guards, Wilkerson Rifles, Brown Rifles, Confederate Light Guards, Caswell Guards, Dade Rifles, Burke Guards. These companies rendezvoused in Augusta Georgia in the last days of April, 1861. They were armed and equipped, and mustered into the service for 12 Months by Confederate States army officer Captain R.G Cole, and transported by rail to Portmouth, Virginia. On the 8th of May, 1861, the 3rd Georgia regiment was organized by the election of its field officers. The 3rd Georgia fought throughout the war in Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox. Companies of the Georgia 3rd Infantry Regiment Company A, Burke Guards, Burke County, Captain Charles Musgrove. Company B, Brown Rifles, Putnam County, Captain Reuben B. Nisbet. Company C, Dawson Grays, Green County, Captain Robert L. McWhorter. Company D, Home Guards, Morgan County, Captain Charles H. Andrews. Company E, Governor's Guards - Houston County Company F, Wilkinson Rifles, Wilkinson County, Captain William 0. Beall. Company G, Confederate Light Guards, Richmond County, Captain Edward J. Walker. Company H, Young Guards, Newton County, Captain John F. Jones. Company I, Blodget Volunteers, Richmond County, Captain Foster Blodget. Company K, Athens Guards, Clarke County, Captain Henry C. Billups. Company L, Clarke County Rifles, Clarke County, Captain Isaac S. Vincent.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 494g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1976055385
  • 9781976055386

About John C Rigdon

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation focusing on languages with minority representation and maintains the site, www.wordsrus.info. John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.net.show more