Georgia 60th Infantry Regiment


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Georgia Brigade (so-named for its three principal commanders) was one of the premier brigades of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, serving with distinction from the Seven Days battles around Richmond (May-June 1862) until its surrender at Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865).

The brigade was initially comprised of six regiments (13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th, and 61st Georgia), which were raised at the call of Governor Joe Brown for the defense of the Georgia coast following the bombardment of Fort Sumter.

The six regiments were placed under the command of Brig. Gen. Alexander Lawton, commander of the Georgia Military District, who had proposed formation of an "elite brigade" of Georgia troops to answer Richmond's call for troops to repel the threat posed by McClellan's advance from Williamsburg on the Confederate capital (i.e. the Peninsula Campaign).


FIELD OFFICERS:

Jones, Walter Burrus-Colonel
Stiles, William H. - Lieutenant Colonel. September 19, 1861. Colonel July 15, 1862.
Berry, Thomas J. - Major September 19, 1861. Elected Lieutenant Colonel September 8, 1862.
Jones, Walter Burrus-Major. -


BATTLES:

Sewell Mountain, WV
Laurel Hill, WV
Whitemarsh Island, GA
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
Bristoe Station (August 27, 1862)
Groveton (or Brawner's Farm) (August 28, 1862)
Second Manassas (or Bull Run) (August 29-30, 1862)
Antietam (or Sharpsburg) (September 17,1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Chancellorsville (April 29-5, 1863)
Wincester (2nd Battle of) (June 13-15, 1863)
York & Wrightsville (June 28-29, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Mine Run Campaign (Skirmishes of Nov. 26-Dec 2, 1863)
Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 10-12, 1864)
Monocacy (July 9, 1864)
Winchester (3rd Battle of)(or Opequon Creek) (Sept. 19, 1864)
Fisher's Hill (September 22, 1864)
Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
Hatcher's Run (Feb. 5-7,. 1865)
Hares Hill (Fort Steadman) (March 25, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)


ROSTERS:

Rosters of this regiment may be found in Roster of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia


First Company A - Chatham and BaBartow County
First Company A - Chatham and Spalding Counties - Bartow Artillery
Second Company A Anthony Grays Meriwether County
Company B Fannin Guards - Troop And Whitfield Counties
Company C Walker Independents Whitfield County
Company D Whitfield Volunteers Whitfield County
Company E Bartow Avengers Whitfield County
Company F Gilmer Volunteers Gilmer & Whitfield Counties
Company G Chatham County Dooly Guards
Company H - Bartow County
Company I Walker County
Company K - Bartow and Paulding Counties


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REFERENCES:

Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies