Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 20th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 20th Infantry Regiment

by John C. Rigdon


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The 20th Georgia Infantry was formed at Columbus in May 1861. Following organization, the 20th traveled to Virginia by rail, and camped at Camp Walker near Manassas. They served in the Army of Northern Virginia throughout most of its campaigns. They were attached to Early's Brigade in September of 1861 and transferred to the brigades of Generals Toombs and Benning in April 1862.

The 20th fought with the army from the Seven Days Battles to Cold Harbor. They went with General Longstreet to fight at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and operations in east Tennessee including Chattanooga and Knoxville, then returned to Virginia in time for the spring campaign of 1864, enduring the hardships of the Petersburg trenches south and north of the James River.

Following the war some members of this regiment were associated with Doc Holliday, immortalized with Wyatt Earp at the shootout as the OK corral.

Companies Of The GA 20th Infantry Regiment

Company A: Sparks Guards, men from Bibb County
Company B: Mounted Guards, men from Muscogee County.
Company C: Jefferson Guards, men from Jefferson County.
Company D: men from Polk County.
Company E: Whitesville Guards, men from Harris County
Company F: Confederate Continentals/Confederate Sentinels, Fulton County.
Company G: Muscogee County.
Company H: Telfair Volunteers, men from Telfair County.
Company I: Southern Guards, men from Muscogee County.
Company K: Montgomery Guards, men from Richmond County.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517584542
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Georgia Regimental History Series , #16
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials for Haitian Creole and several languages of West Africa including French, Mòoré, Bambara, and Dioula (Jula).

John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.net.

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