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Brief History

"Organized in April, 1861, at Augusta, Georgia, recruited its companies in the counties of Talbot, Troup, Macon, Gordon, Twiggs, Dougherty, Jasper, Baldwin, and Sumter. April 9, 1865, it surrendered.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2135 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.



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 on  USGenWeb

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 4th. Company H. A part of war and prison life of Private W.G. Whitaker, Company H, Fourth Georgia Regiments. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082361
  • Herring, Dorothy Holland. Company A of the Fourtieth Georgia Regiment in Confederate service. ([Jonesboro, Georgia : D.H. Herring, 198-?]), FHL book 975.8373 M2h digitized
  • McNeill, C. D. W. (Charlie D. W.). Three days battle showing who were the victors in front of Atlanta, Georgia ; Campaign, or Gingercrack Charlie, the boy who successfully wore the gray. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082360
  • Thomas, Henry W. (Henry Walter). History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A. : containing muster rolls of each company of the Fourth, Twelfth, Twenty- First and Forty-Fourth Georgia regiments, with a short sketch of the services of each member, and a complete history of each regiment, by one of its own members, and other matters of interest. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082350 and (Dayton, Ohio : Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1981), FHL book 975.8 M2t  Hathi Trust

References

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

 

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