Georgia 2nd Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 2nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Brunswick, Georgia, in June, 1861. In April, 1862, the regiment had a force of 607 men and during the war served in General Toombs' and Benning's Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, except when it was detached with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. The 2nd was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and various engagements around Appomattox.

FIELD OFFICERS:
Colonels:
- Edgar M. Butt
- Paul J. Semmes
Lieutenant Colonels:
- Skidmore Harris
- William T. Harris
- William R. Holmes
- William S. Shephard
Majors:
- William W. Charlton
- Abner M. Lewis

BATTLES:
Yorktown (Apr. 1862)
Seven Days Battles (25 Jun - 1 Jul 1862)
Garnett-s & Golding-s Farm (27-28 Jun 1862)
Malvern Hill (1 Jul 1862)
Thoroughfare Gap (28 Aug 1862)
2nd Bull Run (2nd Mannassas) (28-30 Aug 1862)
Sharpsburg (Antietam) (17 Sep 1862)
Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862)
Suffolk Campaign (Apr. - May 1863)
Gettysburg (1 - 3 Jul. 1863)
Chickamauga (19 - 20 Sep. 1863)
Chattanooga Siege (Sep. - Nov. 1863)
Knoxville Siege (Nov. - Dec. 1863)
The Wilderness (5 - 6 May 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (8 - 21 May 1864)
North Anna (23 - 26 May 1864)
Cold Harbor (1 - 3 Jun. 1864)
Petersburg Siege (Jun. 1864 - Apr. 1865)
Chaffin-s Farm (29 Sep. 1864)
Fort Harrison (29 - 30 Sep. 1864)
Fort Gilmer (29 - 30 Sep. 1864)
Williamsburg Road (27 Oct. 1864)
Appomattox (9 Apr. 1865)


ROSTERS
Company A - Banks County, Georgia ("Banks County Guards")
Company B - Meriwether County, Georgia (-Jackson Blues-)
Company C - Muscogee County, Georgia ("Semmes Guards")
Company D - Burke County, Georgia ( "Burke Sharpshooters" )
Company E - Fannin County, Georgia ("The Joe Browns")
Company F - Cherokee County, Georgia ("Cherokee Brown Riflemen")
Company G - Muscogee County, Georgia ( "Columbus Guards" )
Company H - Whitfield County, Georgia ( "Wright Infantry" )
Company I - Marion County, Georgia ("Buena Vista Guards")
Company K - Stewart County, Georgia ("Stewart Greys")


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REFERENCES
Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army
Dornbush - Military Bibliography of the Civil War
Jones - Georgia in the War
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate Armies














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