Georgia 1st Battalion Sharpshooters


The 1st Battalion Sharpshooters was organized with four companies during the spring of 1862. Some of the men were from De Kalb County. It served on the Georgia coast and was part of the garrison that defended Fort McAllister in February, 1863. During May the unit moved to Mississippi and under General Wilson took its place in the trenches of Jackson. Later it was transferred to the Army of Tennessee and attached to General C.H. Stevens' and H.R. Jackson's Brigade. For a time the battalion was united with the 25th Georgia Regiment and in December, 1863, the consolidated command totalled 341 men and 151 arms. It fought on many battlefields of the army from Chickamauga to Nashville and ended the war in North Carolina. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with less than 35 officers and men.

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Majors Robert H. Anderson and Arthur Shaaff


Maj. Robert Anderson-Military District of Georgia - Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida - June 1862-February 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Walker's Brigade - Military District of Georgia - Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida - February- May 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's Brigade - Walker's Division - Department of the West- June-July 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's Brigade - Walker's Division -Hardee's Corps- Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana - July-August 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's Brigade - Walker's Division-2nd Corps - Army of Tennessee - August- September 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's Brigade - Walker's Division-Reserve Corps - Army of Tennessee - September 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's Brigade -Walker's Division - Longstreet's Corps - Army of Tennessee- September-November 1863

Arthur Shaaff-Wilson's / Stevens' Brigade- Walker's Division- Hardee's Corps - Army of Tennessee - November 1863- July 1864

Arthur Shaaff-Stevens' / H.R. Jackson's Brigade - Bate's Division - Hardee's Corps- Army of Tennessee - July- December 1864

Ben Hardee- H.R. Jackson's Brigade- Clayton's Division - Lee's Corps-Army of Tennessee- March - April 1865


Fort McAllister February 1, 1863
Vicksburg Campaign May - June 1863
Jackson May 14, 1863
Jackson Siege July 1863
Chickamauga September 19-20, 1863
Chattanooga Siege September - November 1863
Chattanooga November 23 - 25, 1863
Atlanta Campaign May - September 1864
Peach Tree Creek July 20, 1864
Atlanta July 22, 1864
Utoy Creek August 6, 1864
Atlanta Siege July - September 1864
Jonesboro August 31 - September 1, 1864
Franklin November 30, 1864
Nashville December 15 - 16, 1864
Carolinas Campaign February - April 1865
Bentonville March 19 - 21, 1865


Field Staff and Band
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D



Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies