Georgia 44th Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:
This regiment was formed from Henry, Jasper, Clarke, Clayton, Spalding, Putnam, Fayette, Pike, Morgan, and Greene counties. It surrendered at Appomattox with 4 officers and 73 men.
The 44th was combined with the 3rd Arkansas, the 1st North Carolina and the 3rd North Carolina to form a brigade under Brig. Gen. John G. Walker, in the division of Maj. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes. After the battle of Seven Pines, the 48th of Georgia replaced the 3rd Arkansas and Brig. Gen. Roswell Ripley succeeded Walker.
After the Battle of Sharpsburg, the 44th was placed under the command of Colonel George Doles of the 4th Georgia.
Only 52 men of the original 1,115 remained at Appomattox. As Captain John Harris remembered years later, "The impartial historian, when he collects up the facts and figures, will show that the 44th Georgia Regiment suffered a greater casualty in killed and wounded, in proportion to the number carried into action, than any other regiment on the Southern side."
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ASSIGNMENTS:
Walkers Brigade, Department of North Carolina (April - June 1862)
Ripley's Brigade, D. H. Hill's Division, Army of Northern Virginia (June - September 1862)
Ripley's-Doles'-Cook's Brigade, D. H. Hill's_Rodes' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (September 1862 - June 1864)
Cook's Brigade, Rodes'-Grimes' Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia (June - December 1864)
Cook's Brigade, Grimes' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (December 1864 - April 1865)

FIELD OFFICERS:
  • Doles, George Pierce (November 1, 1862, Promoted to Brigadier General. June 2, 1864, Killed near Cold Harbor.)
  • Cook, Phillip (August 5, 1864, Promoted to Brigadier General. Captured in Richmond, Virginia hospital, April 3, 1865.)
  • Estes, John B. - Colonel
    Lumpkin, Samuel P. - Colonel
    Peebles, William H. - Colonel
    Smith, Robert A. - Colonel
    Beck, James W. - Lieutenant
    Adams, Joesph W. - Major
    Banks, Richard O. - Major
    Key, John C. - Major

    BATTLES:
    Near Seven Pines (skirmish) - June 15, 1862
    Seven Days Battles - June 25 - July 1, 1862
    Beaver Dam Creek - June 26, 1862
    Gaines' Mill - June 27, 1862
    Malvern Hill - July 1, 1862
    South Mountain - September 14, 1862
    Antietan - September 17, 1862
    Fredericksburg - December 13, 1862
    Chancellorsville - May 11-14, 1863
    Gettysburg - July 1-3, 1863
    Bristoe Campaign - October 1863
    Mine Run Campaign - November - December 1863
    The Wilderness - May 5-6 1864
    Spotsylvania Court House - May 8-21, 1864
    North Anna - May 23-26, 1864
    Cold Harbor - June 1-3, 1864
    Lynchburg Campaign - May - June 1864
    Monocacy - July 9, 1864
    3rd Winchester - September 19, 1864
    Fisher's Hill - September 22, 1864
    Cedar Creek - October 19, 1864
    Petersburg Siege - May - June 1864 - April 1865
    Fort Stedman - March 25, 1865
    Appomattox Court House - April 9, 1865


    ROSTERS:
    Rosters of this regiment may be found in Rosters of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia
    Field Staff and Band
    Company A - Henry County - Weems Guards
    Company B - Jasper County - Jasper Volunteers
    Company C - Clark County - Johnson Guards
    Company D - Clayton County - Estes' Guards
    Company E - Spalding County - Freeman Rangers
    Company F - Putnam County - Putnam Volunteers
    Company G - Fayette County - Huie Guards
    Company H - Pike County - Pike Volunteers
    Company I - Morgan and Henry County - Morgan and Henry Volunteers
    Company K - Green County - Green Volunteers

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    REFERENCES:
    Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate States Armies