Georgia 25th Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 25th Infantry Regiment was organized at Savannah, Georgia, in September, 1861. The men were raised in the counties of Bryan, Screven, Liberty, Telfair, Henry, and Calhoun. Assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the unit served on the coast until the summer of 1863 when it was ordered to Mississippi. After serving at Jackson it was attached to Wilson's, C.H. Stevens', H.R. Jackson's, and in 1865, Henderson's Brigade. The regiment was consolidated for a time with the 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters and in December, 1863, the 25th/1st Battalion totalled 341 men and 151 arms. It fought with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta , moved with Hood into Tennessee, and saw action at Bentonville . The unit was greatly reduced when it surrendered on April 26, 1865.
FIELD OFFICERS:
Wilson, Claudius C. - Colonel
Winn, William J. - Colonel
Ashley, W. P. M. - Lieut. Colonel
Williams, Andrew J. - Lieut. Colonel
Wylly, W. Henry - Lieut. Colonel
Smith, Albert W. - Major

BATTLES:
06 April 1862 at Shiloh, TN.
10 April 1862 at Fort Pulaski, GA.
11 April 1862 at Fort Pulaski, GA.
16 May 1863 at Jackson, MS.
09 July 1863 at Warren County, MS.
11 July 1863 at Jackson, MS.
15 July 1863 at Jackson, MS.
17 July 1863 at Jackson, MS.
19 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
22 November 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
25 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN.
27 November 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
27 November 1863 at Graysville, GA.
27 November 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
28 November 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
15 April 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
14 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
17 May 1864 at Calhoun County, GA.
19 May 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
20 May 1864 at Cartersville, GA.
25 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA.
05 June 1864 at New Hope Church, GA.
14 June 1864 at Pine Mountain, GA.
15 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
16 June 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
19 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
19 June 1864 at Marietta, GA.
04 July 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
05 July 1864 at Marietta, GA.
15 July 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
19 July 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
20 July 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
21 July 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
22 July 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
29 July 1864.
31 August 1864.
31 August 1864 at Greensboro, GA.
31 August 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
01 September 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
23 September 1864 at Decatur, GA.
01 October 1864 at Chattahoochee River, GA.
15 October 1864 at Stilesboro, Ga.
05 November 1864.
30 November 1864 at Franklin, TN.
02 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.
04 December 1864 at Screven County, GA.
06 December 1864.
07 December 1864 at Murfreesboro, TN.
08 December 1864 at Savannah, GA.
15 December 1864.
16 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.
17 December 1864 at Lavergne, TN.
21 December 1864 at Savannah, GA.
25 December 1864 at Pulaski, TN.
31 December 1864 at Murfreesboro, TN.
04 January 1865 at Murfreesboro, TN.
13 January 1865.
18 March 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
03 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
03 April 1865 at Richmond, VA Hospital.
10 April 1865.
12 April 1865 at Salisbury, NC.
16 April 1865 at West Point, GA.
20 April 1865 at Macon, GA.

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

Company A: Bryan County men-Bryan Independent Riflemen. This company was successively designated 1st Company A, 2nd Company E, and 3rd Company B.

Company B: Screven County men-Black Creek Volunteers. This company was successively designated as 1st Company B, 2nd Company D, and 3rd Company G.

Company C: Milton County men-Warsaw Rifles. This company was mustered into service for a term of six months and ceased to exist upon the expiration of its term of enlistment on January 22, 1862. A number of the members enlisted February 6, 1862, in "Emmett Rifles," which subsequently became Company F, 22d Battalion Georgia Heavy Artillery.

Company D: Screven County men-Ogeechee Rifles. This company was successively designated as 1st Company D, 2nd Company B, and 3rd Company K.

Company E: 1st Company E- Liberty County men-Lliberty Volunteers. This company was successively designated as 1st Company E, 2nd Company G, and 3rd Company H.

3rd Company E-Henry County Alabama men-Irwin Invincibles, subsequently called Henry Light Infantry-This company was organized in Henry County, Alabama. It was successively designated 3rd Company E, and 2nd Company K of the 25th Georgia Infantry. In December 1861, this company was ordered from Virginia to Georgia by the secretary of war. It arrived in Georgia on January 12, 1862, and went into camp near Savannah, Georgia. It was assigned to the 25th regiment Georgia Infantry on May 2, 1862. Many of the members of Companies E, and K, were transferred to form 2nd Company I, 38th Regiment Georgia Infantry, which became 2nd Company A, 60th Regiment Georgia Infantry on February 28/March 1, 1863, and Company K, 61st Regiment Alabama Infantry on April 11, 1864.

Company F: Liberty County Men-Altamaha Scouts. This company was successively designated 1st Company F, and 2nd Company I.

Company G: Screven County men-Brown Light Infantry. This company was successively designated 1st Company G, 2nd Company C, and 2nd Company F.

Company H: Chatham County men-Telfair Irish Grays. While the records do not indicate whether the men were identical, the names of a number of men appearing on the company appear also on various companies of the 1st Volunteer Regiment Georgia Infantry (Olmstead's). This company was successively designated as 1st Company H, and 2nd Company A.

Company I: Chatham County men-Bryan Guards. This company was successively designated as 1st Company I, and 3rd Company D.

Company K: Macon County men-Wise Guards. This company became Company B, 22nd Battalion Georgia Heavy Artillery on November 26, 1862.

Company L: Calhoun County men-Calhoun Repeaters. This company was successively designated as 1st Company L, 2nd Company H, and 3rd Company C. It originally belonged to "Wise's Legion." While serving in Virginia it was, by order no. 242, ordered to Savannah, Georgia and on January 8, 1862, was attached to the 25th Georgia Infantry.




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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies