Georgia 48th Infantry Regiment




HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 48th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Macon, Georgia, during the winter of 1861-1862. Ordered to Virginia, the 48th was brigaded under Generals Ripley, A.R. Wright, and Sorrel. It served on many battlefields of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign.
FIELD OFFICERS:

Colonel Gibson, William
Hall, Matthew Robert
Lieutenant Colonel Carswell, Reuben W.
Major Whitehead, John Randolph
ASSIGNMENTS:
Generals Ripley, A.R. Wright, and Sorrels brigades

SERVICE:
Seven Pines, Virginia 5/31/62 - 6/1/62 -
Seven Days Battles, Virginia 6/25/62 - 7/1/62 -
Beaver Dam Creek, Virginia 6/26/62 -
Gaines Mill, Virginia 6/27/62 -
Malvern Hill, Virginia 7/1/62 - 44 casualties -
Second Bull Run, Virginia 8/28/62 - 8/30/62 -
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia 9/12/62 - 9/15/62 -
Antietam, Maryland 9/17/62 -
Fredericksburg, Virginia 12/13/62 -
Chancellorsville, Virginia 5/1/63 - 5/4/63 -
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 7/1/63 - 7/3/63 - 55% of 395 engaged -
Manassas Gap, Virginia 7/23/63 - 32 disabled -
Bristoe Campaign, Virginia 10/63 -
Mine Run Campaign, Virginia 11/63 - 12/63 -
Wilderness, Virginia 5/5/64 - 5/6/64 -
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 5/8/64 - 5/21/64 -
North Anna, Virginia 5/23/64 - 5/26/64 -
Petersburg Siege, Virginia 6/1/64 - 4/1/65 -
Cold Harbor, Virginia 6/1/64 - 6/3/64 -
Weldon Railroad, Virginia 8/18/64 - 8/22/64 -
Hatcher's Run, Virginia 2/5/65 - 2/7/65 -
Appomattox Court House, Virginia 4/9/65 -

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

Company A - Gibson Guards Glascock County -
Company B - Warren Infantry Warren County -
Company C - Georgia Light Guards Richmond County -
Company D - Burke Volunteers Burke County -
Company E - Jefferson Volunteers Jefferson County -
Company F - Battle Ground Guards Johnson County -
Company G - Slappey Guards Twiggs County -
Company H - McLeod Volunteers Emanuel County -
Company I - Wilson Tigers Richmond County -
Company I - Mountaineer Riflemen
Company K - Hamilton Rangers Columbia County -

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REFERENCES:
Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army
Dornbush - Military Bibliography of the Civil War
Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies