2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry assembled at Norfolk, Virginia, in April, 1861. The group later transferred to A.R. Wright's Brigade,. The unit surrendered 8 officers and 74 men in April, 1865.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see Roster on page 373
- Company A (Banks County Guards) Banks County - see Roster on page 375
- Company B (Jackson Blues) Meriwether County - see Roster on page 382
- Company C (Semmes Guards) Muscogee County - see Roster on page 389; USGenWeb
- Company D (Burke Sharpshooters) Burke County - see Roster on page 394; GeorgiaArchives
- Company E ( The Joe Browns) Fannin County - see Roster on page 400
- Company F (Cherokee Brown Riflemen) Cherokee County - see Roster on page 405
- Company G (Columbus Guards) Muscogee County - see Roster on page 410 (History page 418)
- Company H (Wright Infantry) Whitfield County - see Roster on page 419; GeorgiaArchives
- Company I (Buena Vista Guards) Marion County - see Roster on page 424
- Company K (Stewart Greys) Stewart County - see Roster on page 430; GeorgiaArchives
Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat FHL Collection HATHI TRUST Digital Library; also Georgia Confederate Units
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).