Georgia 65th Infantry Regiment


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Georgia 65th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1863 using the infantry battalion of Smith's Georgia Legion as its nucleus. Some of the men were from Gilmer and Floyd counties. After serving in East Tennessee the unit was attached to J.H. Kelly's, J.K. Jackson's, and Gist's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 65th fought with the army from Chickamauga to Nashville, then was active in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it contained 291 men and 226 arms but was further reduced when it surrendered in April, 1865.

A history or this regiment is on line.


FIELD OFFICERS:

Colonels John S. Fain, William G. Foster, Robert H. Moore, and Sumner J. Smith; Lieutenant Colonel Jacob W. Pearcy; and Major Samuel F. Williams.

BATTLES:
Chickamauga
The Atlanta Campaign
Franklin
Nashville

ROSTERS
Company A, "Gilmer Light Guards" Gilmer And Pickens Counties
Company B Fannin County, Georgia
Company C, "Dixie Rangers" White County, Georgia
Company D, "Freemen Of Floyd County" Floyd County, Georgia
Company E, Fannin County, Georgia
Company F White County, Georgia
Company G Towns County, Georgia
Company H Gilmer County, Georgia
Company I Habersham County, Georgia
Company K Habersham County, Georgia


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REFERENCES

Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate States Armies