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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) was formed at Macon, Georgia, in April, 1861. The men were raised in the towns and cities of Newnan, Perry, Augusta, Sandersville, Atlanta, Bainbridge, Quitman, Dahlonega, and Columbus.  This regiment mustered out of service in Macon.  However, many of the men joined the 12th Georgia Artillery Battalion and other Georgia commands [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,580 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Regimental Roster (accessed March  2013)



Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat  FHL Collection  HATHI TRUST Digital Library;  also USGENWEBGeorgia Confederate Units

Other Sources

Books

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1862), (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL6082353

Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Decatur County). Muster roll of the First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, 1861. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961) FHL film 249613


Web Sites
  • Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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