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Historical Sketch and Roster Of The Georgia 61st Infantry Regiment
by John C. Rigdon




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The Georgia 61st Infantry Regiment also called 26th Regiment] was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. Ordered north in June, the unit arrived at Petersburg, Virginia, with 1,000 officers and men. During the war it was brigaded under Generals Lawton, John B. Gordon, and C.A. Evans, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, went with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, then fought in numerous engagements around Appomattox. This regiment sustained 36 casualties at Gaines' Mill, 63 at Second Manassas, 114 at Sharpsburg, and 100 at Fredericksburg. It lost thirty-seven percent of the 288 at Gettysburg and sixty-five percent of 150 at Monocacy. The 61st surrendered with no officers and 81 men, of which only 49 were armed. Company A - Irwin Cowboys (Irwin County) Company B - Tattnall Rangers (Tattnall County); Company C - Brooks Rifles (aka Wiregrass Riflemen) (Brooks and Thomas *Counties) Company D - DeKalb Guards (Bulloch County); Company E - Montgomery Sharpshooters (Montgomery County); Company F - Starke Guards/Wiregrass Rifles (Quitman County); Company G - Wilkes Guards (Wilkes County); Company H - Tattnall Volunteers (Tattnall County) Company I - Thompson Guards (Macon, Georgia and Bibb County) Company K - (formed with volunteers from Companies A-I in May 1862.)

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The Georgia 61st Infantry Regiment also called 26th Regiment] was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. Ordered north in June, the unit arrived at Petersburg, Virginia, with 1,000 officers and men. During the war it was brigaded under Generals Lawton, John B. Gordon, and C.A. Evans, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, went with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, then fought in numerous engagements around Appomattox. This regiment sustained 36 casualties at Gaines' Mill, 63 at Second Manassas, 114 at Sharpsburg, and 100 at Fredericksburg. It lost thirty-seven percent of the 288 at Gettysburg and sixty-five percent of 150 at Monocacy. The 61st surrendered with no officers and 81 men, of which only 49 were armed. Company A - Irwin Cowboys (Irwin County) Company B - Tattnall Rangers (Tattnall County); Company C - Brooks Rifles (aka Wiregrass Riflemen) (Brooks and Thomas *Counties) Company D - DeKalb Guards (Bulloch County); Company E - Montgomery Sharpshooters (Montgomery County); Company F - Starke Guards/Wiregrass Rifles (Quitman County); Company G - Wilkes Guards (Wilkes County); Company H - Tattnall Volunteers (Tattnall County) Company I - Thompson Guards (Macon, Georgia and Bibb County) Company K - (formed with volunteers from Companies A-I in May 1862.)


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  • ISBN-13: 9781519291813
  • ISBN-10: 1519291817
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Georgia Regimental History #89

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