Georgia 2nd Battalion Sharpshooters



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Georgia 2nd Infantry Battalion Sharpshooters was formed in the summer of 1862. The Battalion consisted of six companies under the command of Major J. J. Cox. The men were from various sections of the state and many had seen prior service. It was assigned to General J. K. Jackson's Brigade fighting with distinction at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. Later, the battalion was brigaded under General Gist taking an active part in the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville and the Carolina Campaign.

OFFICERS:

    Majors:
    J.J. Cox
    Richard H. Whiteley

ASSIGNMENTS:

BATTLES:

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee (12/31/62 - 1/3/63)
    Tullahoma Campaign, Tennessee (6/1/63 - 7/11/63)
    Chattanooga Siege, Tennessee (9/63 - 11/63)
    Chickamauga, Georgia (9/19/63 - 9/20/63)
    Knoxville, Siege, Tennessee (11/63 - 12/63)
    Chattanooga, Tennessee (11/23/63 - 11/25/63)
    Atlanta Campaign, Georgia (5/64 - 9/64)
    Atlanta Siege, Georgia (7/64 - 9/64)
    Peachtree Creek, Georgia (7/20/64)
    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)

ROSTERS:

    Company A - Bibb County Originally M Company (H Company), 5th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
    Company B - Bibb County and others. Originally L Company, 5th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
    Company C - Richmond County
    Company D - Originally N Company, 5th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
    Company E - Added to battalion on June 29, 1863 and subsequently transferred to K Company, 58th Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry
    Company F

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