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Brief History

The 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry was organized at the Upson Camp Ground, near The Rock, Georgia, during the summer of 1861.  In the Spring of 1863 the battalion merged into the 37th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,187 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.



  • Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see  Roster on page 437; (History  on page 440)
  • Company A - (Burke Guards) Burke County - see Roster on page 440
  • Company B - (Brown Rifles) Putnam County - see Roster on page 448
  • Company C - (Dawson Grays) Greene County - see Roster on page 457
  • Company D - (Madison Home) Morgan County - see Roster on page 466; ( History on page 475)
  • Company E - (Governor's Guard) Houston County - see Roster on page 476
  • Company F - (Wilkinson Rifles)  Wilkinson County - see Roster on page 485
  • Company G - (Confederate Light Guard) Richmond County - see Roster on page 494
  • Company H - (Young Guards) Newton County - see Roster on page 506 (History on page 514)
  • Company I - Richmond County - see Roster on page 515 (become Milledge Battery Light Artillery)
  • Company I - (Carswell Guards) Wilkinson County - see 2nd Roster on page 524
  • Company K - (Athens Guards) Clarke County - see Roster on Page 532
  • Company L - (Clarke County Rifles)  Clarke County - see Roster on page 541


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

Other Sources

  • 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.

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