Georgia 54th Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:


The 54th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was organized at Savannah, Georgia on May 16 1862. men were recruited in the counties of Lamar, Appling, Harris, Muscogee, Bartow, Chatham, Emanuel and Barrow. Members of the 4th Battalion, Sharpshooters and the 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry were consolidated to form the 54th Infantry Regiment. The regiment served at first in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Co. B and Co. K (the Satilla Rifles) were formed and became a part of the 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops in October 1861. Co. B was originally designated as Co. K, 2nd Regiment and the Satilla Rifles were designated as Co. A, 1st Regiment. In April of 1862 both companies were mustered out of the Georgia State Troops and became part of the newly formed 54th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry.



OFFICERS:


Colonel:
Way, Charlton H
Lieutenant Colonel:
Rawls, Morgan
Major:
Mann, William H.


ASSIGNMENTS:


Department of Florida, South Carolina and Georgia
Mercer’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee
J. A. Smith's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.


BATTLES:


Grimball’s Landing, James Island, South Carolina (7/16/63)
Charleston Harbor, South Carolina (8/63 - 9/63)
Atlanta Campaign, Georgia (5/64 - 9/64)
Dalton
Rocky Face
Resaca
Adairsville
Cassville
New Hope Church
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia (6/27/64)
Peachtree Creek
Atlanta Siege, Georgia (7/64 - 9/64)
Atlanta, Georgia (7/22/64)
Jonesboro, Georgia (8/31/64 - 9/1/64)
Franklin, Tennessee (11/30/64)
Nashville, Tennessee (12/15/64 - 12/16/64)
Carolinas Campaign (2/65 - 4/30/65)
Bentonville, North Carolina (3/19/65 - 3/21/65)




ROSTERS:


Field Staff and Band
Company A Lamar Infantry (Bibb County)
Company B Appling Volunteers (Appling County)
Company C Bartow Infantry (Emanuel County)
Company D (Screven County)
Company E (Berrien County)
Company F Savannah Cadets (Chatham County)
Company G (Muscogee County)
Company H Russell Guards (Muscogee County)
Company I (Effingham County)
Company K (Appling County)




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