Georgia 42nd Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 42nd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp McDonald, Georgia, in March, 1862, with men from Gwinnett, De Kalb, Newton, Walton, Fulton, and Calhoun counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it was attached to General Barton's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It fought at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill, and on July 4, 1863, was captured at Vicksburg. Exchanged and brigaded under General Stovall, the 42nd continued the fight in various battles from Missionary Ridge to Bentonville. In December, 1863, it contained 444 men and 394 arms, and in November, 1864, there were 345 present for duty. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee with 5 officers and 126 men.

FIELD OFFICERS:
Robert J. Henderson, Colonel
Robert F. Maddox, Lieut. Colonel
William H. Hulsey, Major
Hugh M. Wylie, Adjutant
Benson W. Adams, Captain and A. Q. M.
Joseph R. Simmons, Captain and A. C. S.
John S. Wilson, Surgeon
John A. Dunn, Assistant Surgeon
Egbert B. Rosser, Sergeant Major
James M. Wilson, Ordnance Sergeant
T. D. Goodson, Color Sergeant
W. C. Cockrell, Musician
J. J. Frederick, Teamster

ASSIGNMENTS:
Raine's Brigade
Barton's Brigade
Stovall's Brigade
Henderson's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, Hood's & Stewart's Corps.

BATTLES:
Tazewell
Cumberland Gap
Chicasaw Bayou
Baker's Creek
Vicksburg
Missionary Ridge
Rocky Face
Resaca
New Hope
Pumpkin Vine
Kennesaw
Atlanta
July 20, 1864
July 22, 1864
Atlanta
July 28, 1864
Jonesboro
Franklin
Nashville
Edisto River
Binaker's Bridge
Orangeburg
Winston
Bentonville (March 19 - 21 1865)


ROSTERS:
Rosters of this regiment may be found in Roster of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia
Company A - Gwinnett County
Company B - Gwinnett County
Company C - Milton County
Company D - Dekalb County
Company E - Newton County
Company F - Newton County
Company G - Walton County
Company H - Walton County
Company I   - Fulton County
Company K - Fulton County

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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate States Armies