Unit 5 FS

GA 1st infantry Regiment

(Mercer - Olmstead's)

Field, Staff & Band

Axon, S. E. -- Chaplain - November 24, 1862. Resigned October 20, 1863.

Bennett, Thaddeus W. -- Ordnance Sergeant. -- See private Company H.

Boyd, William Riley -- Commissary Sergeant. -- See 2nd Sergeant Company H.

Crabtree, George -- Quartermaster Sergeant. -- See private, Company C.

Crawford, William C. -- Quartermaster Sergeant. -- See private, Company H.

Davenport, Hugh McCall -- Quartermaster May 30, 1861. Appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, C S. A., and ordered to report to Colonel Mercer for duty September 11, 1861. Assigned as Acting Brigade Quartermaster, 1st Brigade District of Georgia, November 1861. Serving as Post Quartermaster, Savannah, Georgia, (to rank from July 30, 1863 ), August 5, 1863. Assigned to duty as Quartermaster of Benning's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, September 23, 1864. Surrendered Appomattox, Virginia April 9, 1865.

Drummond, Edward W. -- Enlisted as a private in Captain Wheaton's Company, Chatham Siege Artillery, August 1, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged in 1862. Appointed Commissary Sergeant, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), October 24, 1862. Recommended for appointment as Major and Commissary Sergeant by General Mercer July 25, 1864. No later record.

Elliott, W. H. -- Assistant Surgeon - February 6, 1862. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Foley, John -- Major - January 30, 1862. -- See Captain Company A.

Ford, Martin J. -- Major - October 20, 1862. -- See 1st Lieutenant, Company A.

Habersham, Joseph Clay -- Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry February 25, 1861. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, C. S. A., and ordered to report to General A. R. Lawton for duty July 19, 1861. Appointed Surgeon, 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, September 21, 1861; Surgeon 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), September 30, 1861. On detached duty as Brigade Surgeon Oct 31, 1863. Serving as Post Surgeon at Savannah, Georgia September 30, 1864. No later record.

Hopkins, Edward -- Captain and Assistant Quartermaster in 1862. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio and received near Vicksburg, Mississippi for exchange September 20, 1862. Relieved from duty with this regiment and ordered to report to Major N. W. Smith, Quartermaster at Charleston, South Carolina, October 23, 1863. Appointed Captain, Inspector of Transportation, C. S. A. Relieved from this detail and ordered back to 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), October 30, 1863. Died in 1863.

Hopkins, Matthew H. -- Elected 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry February 26, 1861; 2nd Lieutenant Company A, May 31, 1861. Appointed Adjutant, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), January 18, 1862. Elected Captain Company G. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Hull, F. M. Sergeant -- Major - October 16, 1862. Appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster December 7, 1863. Recommended for Smith's Brigade, Cheatham's Corps, C. S. A. January 22, 1865. No later record.

Johnstone, John McAden -- Enlisted as a private in Claghorn's Company, Chatham Siege Artillery, March 1, 1861. Appointed Surgeon 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), May 30, 1861. Assigned as Chief Surgeon of Bushrod R. Johnson's Division September 14, 1864. Surrendered Appomattox, Virginia April 9, 1865.

Lawton, Edward P. – Adjutant - May 30, 1861. Appears last on roll for June 30, 1861. No later record.

Levy, S. Yeates -- Major. -- See Captain, Company D.

Lewis, Harvey -- Ordnance Sergeant - February 19, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. Serving as Ordnance Sergeant at Savannah, Georgia March 8, 1864. No later record.

Lewis, Robert H. -- Sergeant-Major. -- See 1st Sergeant Company C.

Mercer, Hugh Weedon -- Colonel - May 27, 1861. Promoted Brigadier General, P. A. C. S., October 29, 1861. On duty July 30, 1864. (Cadet U. S. Military Academy July 1828; Brevet 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery and 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery July 1, 1828; 1st Lieutenant October 10, 1835. Resigned April 30, 1836.) Died June 9, 1877.

Miller, L. J. -- Hospital Steward. -- See private, Company G.

Olmstead, Charles H. -- Major - May 27, 1861. Elected Colonel December 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Received on board steamer John H. Done near Vicksburg, Mississippi September 20, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia November 10, 1862. Surrendered, Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Parker, John C. -- Ordnance Sergeant. -- See private, Company K.

Reilly, Peter -- Adjutant - 1865. -- See Jr. 2nd Lieutenant, Company B.

Rockwell, William S. – Lieutenant Colonel - May 31, 1861. Roll of field and staff for February 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Rogers, Ezra T. -- Hospital Steward. -- See 2nd Sergeant Company D.

Symons, John J. -- Sergeant Major - June 30, 1861. -- See 2nd Republican Blues.

Wade, Milton C. -- Sergeant Major. -- See private, Captain Davenport's Independent Company Cavalry, Georgia State Troops.


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