The Civil War in Georgia



Phillip's Legion Infantry Battalion

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

    This battalion was organized with six companies on 1 JUL 1861. Crute states that the unit was formed earlier with a cavalry and infantry battalion, but did not see service as one command.

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Oct. 16, 1861-Floyd's Brigade, Army of the Kanawha.
    Nov. 12, 1861-First Brigade, Army of the Kanawha.
    January 1862 -Attached, Sixth Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
    June 1, 1862-Attached, Fourth Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
    July 17, 1862-Drayton's Brigade, D.R. Jones Division, Longstreet's Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
    Nov. 26, 1862-Cobb's Brigade, McLaw's Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
    January 7, 1863-Wofford's Brigade, McLaws Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
    September 1863- Wofford's Brigade, McLaws Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Tennessee
    November 1863-Wofford's Brigade, McLaws-Kershaw's Division, Department of East Tennessee
    May 1, 1864-Wofford's Brigade, Kershaw's Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
    August 31, 1864-Wofford's Brigade, Kershaw's Division, Army of the Valley District.
    November 1864-Woffords-Dubose's Brigade, Kershaw's Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
    December 1864-DuBose's Brigade, Kershaw's Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

BATTLES:

    October 1861 - Engagements at Cotton Hill, Va (now W.Va.)
    August 5, 1862-Engagement, Malvern Hill, Virginia
    August 23, 1862 - Engagement, Beverlys Ford, Virginia
    August 25, 1862 - Engagement. Waterloo Bridge, Virginia
    August 29 - 30, 1862 - Battle of Second Manassas
    September 6 - 22, 1862 - Maryland Campaign
    September 14, 1862 - Fox's Gap, (on South Mountain) Maryland (called Battle of Boonsboro by the south)
    September 17, 1862 - Battle, Antietam, Maryland (Called Battle of Sharpsburg by the south)
    September 19 - 20, 1862 - Skirmishes, Williamsport, Maryland
    October 26 - November 10, 1862 - Operations against Loudon, Faquier and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia
    December 12 - 15, 1862 - Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
    April 27 - May 6, 1863 - Chancellorsville Campaign
    May 1 - 5, 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
    June 3 - August 1, 1863 - Gettysburg Campaign
    July 2 - 3, 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    July 5 - 24, 1863 - Retreat to near Manassas Gap, Virginia
    September 22 - 24, 1863 - Engagements near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    September 25 - November 13, 1863 - Siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    November 14 - December 23, 1863 - Knoxville Campaign
    November 15, 1863 - Skirmish, Little River, Tennessee
    November 17 - December 4, 1863-Siege, Knoxville, Tennessee
    November 29, 1863 - Assault, Forts Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee
    January 16 - 17, 1864 - Operations about Dandridge, Tennessee
    January 17, 1864 - Action, Dandridge, Tennessee
    January 26 - 28, 1864 - Operations against Dandridge, Tennessee
    January 27, 1864 - Engagement near Fair Garden, Tennessee
    May 4 - June 12, 1864 - Overland Campaign
    May 6 - 7, 1864 - Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia
    May 8 - 15, 1864 - Battles of Spottsylvania Court House, Laurel Hill, Ny River, Fredericksburg Road, Virginia
    May 12, 1864 - Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania court House, Virginia
    May 22 - 26, 1864 - Operations on the line of the North Anna River, Virginia
    May 26 - 28, 1864 - Operations on the line of the Pamunkey River, Virginia
    May 28 - 31, 1864 - Operations on the line of the Totopotomoy River, Virginia
    June 1 - 12, 1864 - Battles about Cold Harbor, Virginia
    June 16, 1864 - Assault, Petersburg, Virginia
    June 16- August, 1864 - Siege Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia
    June 18, 1864 - Assault, Petersburg, Virginia
    July 27 - 29, 1864 - Demonstration on the North Side of the James River and engagements at Deep Bottom,( Darbytown Road), Strawberry Plains and New Market Road, Virginia
    July 28, 1864 - Engagement, Malvern Hill, Virginia
    August 7 - November 28, 1864 - Operations against Sheridans's Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley
    August 16, 1864 - Engagement, Cedarville, Guard Hill (Front Royal), Virginia
    September 2-3, 1864 - Action, Bunker Hill, West Virginia
    September 19, 1864 - Battle of Opequan, Winchester, Virginia
    September 22, 1864 -Fisher's Hill, Woodstock, Virginia
    October 19, 1864 - Battle, Cedar Creek, Middletown and Belle Grove, Virginia
    December 1864-April 2, 1865 - Siege Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia
    March 28-April 9, 1865 - Appomattox Campaign
    April 6, 1865 - Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia
    April 9, 1865 - Engagement, Clover Hill, Appomattox Court House, Virginia April 9, 1865 - Surrender, Appomattox Court House, Virginia

ROSTERS:

Company A - The Greene Rifles (A - O Surnames)
Company A (P - Z Surnames)
Company B - The Dalton Guards (A - N Surnames)
Company B (O - Z Surnames)
Company C The Habersham Volunteers(A - K Surnames)
Company C (L - Z Surnames)
Company D The Polk Rifles (A - M Surnames)
Company D(N - Z Surnames)
Company E The Blueridge Rifles (A - I Surnames)
Company E (J - Z Surnames)
Company F The Lochran Guards
Company L Blackwell Volunteers
Company M Th Denmead Volunteers
Company O The Marietta Guards (A - M Surnames)
Company O (N - Z Surnames)
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