Georgia 29th Infantry Regiment


HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 29th Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, during the summer of 1861, contained men from Thomas, Berrien, Tift, Stephens, and Dougherty counties. For a time Companies A and G served as heavy artillerists in the Savannah area and the rest of the command was at Charleston. It then was assigned to General Wilson's, C.H. Stevens', and H.R. Jackson's Brigade, and in September, 1863, was consolidated with the 30th Regiment. The unit participated in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and fought at Bentonville. In December, 1863, the 29th/30th totalled 341 men and 195 arms, but few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
A Photograph of Private Sampson Altman, Jr. is on line.

FIELD OFFICERS:
Colonels W.D. Mitchell, R. Spaulding, and William J. Young; Lieutenant Colonels T.W. Alexander and W.W. Billopp; and Majors Levi J. Knight, John C. Lamb, and John J. Owen.
BATTLES:
Battle of Port Royal, SC - November 1861
James Island - June 10, 1862
Secessionville, Fort Jackson, James Island - June 16, 1862
Fort Wagner, Sumter, Charleston - August 1 - September 10, 1862
Jackson, MS Siege - July 1863
Chickamauga - September 19-21, 1863
Chattanooga Siege - September 24 -November 23, 1863
Chattanooga - November 23-25, 1863
Atlanta Campaign - May 1 - September 8, 1864
Resaca- May 14-15, 1864
Cassville GA May 18-19, 1864
Lost Mountain GA - June 15 - 17, 1864
Kennesaw Mountain - June 27, 1864
Operations on line at Chattahoochee River July 5-17, 1864
Adairsville GA - July 7, 1864
Peachtree Creek - July 19-20, 1864
Decatur GA - July 22, 1864
Jonesboro GA - August 31-September 1, 1864
Lovejoy Station GA - September 2-5, 1864
Operations in North Alabama September 29 - November 3, 1864
Spring Hill TN - November 29, 1864
Franklin TN - November 20, 1864
Overall's Creek TN - December 4, 1864
Nashville TN - December 12-15, 1864
Carolina's Campaign - February-April 1865
Bentonville NC - March 19-21, 1865


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

Company A - Capt. Charles S. Rockwell(July 26, 1861-May 7, 1862). Thomas Thomasville Guards. Prior to the formation of this unit, the company served as (1st) Company A, 13th Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Styles').
Company B - Capt. William J. Young (July 27, 1861-May 10, 1862) Thomas Ochlockonee Light Infantry. Prior To The Formation Of This Unit, the company served As (1st) Company G, 13th Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Styles').
Company C. - Capt. Levi J. Knight, Sr.(August 1, 1861-October 22, 1861) Capt. Thomas S. Wylly(October 22, 1861-May 7, 1862) Berrien, Clinch,& Lowndes Berrien Minutemen, Company A. Prior to the formation of this unit, the company served as (1st) Company E, 13th Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Styles').
Company D. - Capt. John C. Lamb(October 1, 1861-May 10, 1862) Berrien, Clinch,& Lowndes Berrien Minutemen, Company B.
Company E. - Capt. Francis Marion Jackson(September 1, 1861-May 7, 1862) Clinch Alapaha Guards
Company F. - Capt. W. W. Billopp(September 9, 1861-July 1863) Chatham Georgia Foresters
Company G, - Capt. John J. Owen(October 1, 1861-January 19, 1864) Dougherty Stephens Volunteers
Company H - Capt. William D. Mitchell(October 1, 1861-May 10, 1862) Thomas Thomas County Volunteers
Company I - Capt. Thomas Williamson Alexander(October 1, 1861-November 1, 1861)Capt. John Wesley Turner, Jr.(November 6, 1861-December 16, 1864) Floyd Berry Infantry
Company K - Capt. Hiram C. Bowen(October 4, 1861-1865 Thomas The Seventeenth Patriots
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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate States Armies