Georgia 61st Infantry Regiment


HISTORICAL NOTES:


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. No records of this unit have been found.

OFFICERS:


Colonel:
? John H. Lamar
Lieutenant Colonels:
? Charles W. McArthur
? James Y. McDuffie
Majors:
? Peter Brenan
? Archibald P. MacRae
? Henry Tillman
? James D. Van Valkenburg.


ASSIGNMENTS:


Lawton / Gordon / Evans Brigade

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.

The companies of the 61st were from the counties of Irwin, Tattnall, Brooks, Bulloch, Montgomery, Bibb, Quitman, and Wilkes.

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