The Georgia 34th Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1862, at Camp McDonald, near Marietta, Georgia. Its members were recruited in the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Floyd, Polk, Cobb, Paulding, Carroll, Haralson, and Jackson. The unit was sent to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it was assigned to T.H. Taylor's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It participated in the battle at Champion's Hill and was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized it was placed in General Cummings' Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 34th was active in many engagements from Chattanooga to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. It reported 34 casualties at Chattanooga, contained 369 men and 266 arms in December, 1863, and had 219 fit for duty in Janaury, 1865. Very few surrendered in April.
Colonel J.A.W. Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel J.W. Bradley, and Majors Thomas T. Dorough and John M. Jackson.
Company A – Whitfield County – Fitzgerald Rifles
Company B – Cherokee County
Company C – Coweta and Troup Counties
Company D – Chatooga County
Company E – Jackson County – Jackson Farmers
Company F – Dade County
Company G – Franklin County
Company H – Banks County
Company I – Franklin County – Franklin Greys
Company K – Carroll and Heard Counties BIBLIOGRAPHY: