30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia Gotoarrow.png   Georgia Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

Brief History

This regiment was assembled at Milledgeville, Georgia, in the fall of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in the counties of Butts, Bartow, Fayette, Clayton, and Chattahoochee. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).[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.

Company A - (also known as Butts Invincibles) - many men from Butts County.
  Became Company I, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company B - (also known as Bailey Volunteers) - many men from Butts County.
  Became Company A, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company C - (also known as Hunter Guards) - many men from Spalding County and Butts County.
  Became Company F, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company D - (also known as Hugeney/Huguenin Rifles) - many men from Bibb County.

Company E - (also known as Bartow Invincibles) - many men from Henry County.
  Became Company B, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company F - (also known as Campbell Sharpshooters) - many men from Campbell County.
  Became Company C, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company G - (also known as Campbell Grays) - many men from Campbell County.
  Became Company H, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company H - (also known as Fayette Volunteers) - many men from Fayette County.
  Became Company G, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company I - (also known as Clayton Invincibles) - many men from Clayton County.
  Became Company E, upon reorganization in 1862.

Company K - (also known as Chattahoochee Volunteers) - many men from Campbell County.

The information about the companies, their nicknames and counties (above and below) comes from Brief History of the Thirtieth Georgia Regiment (accessed 11 October 2011).

After the 1862 reorganization, the companies were:

Company A was Company B (see above)

Company B was Company E (see above)

Company C was Company F (see above)

Company D stayed the same as above

Company E was Company I (see above)

Company F was Company C (see above)

Company G was Company H (see above)

Company H was Company G (see above)

Company I was Company A (see above)

Company K stayed the same as above

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,973 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  HATHI TRUST ; 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.
  • Adamson, A. P. Brief history of the Thirtieth Georgia Regiment.( Bethesda, Maryland: University and Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082371 and (Jonesboro, Georgia: Freedom Hill Press,c1987). FHL book 975.8 M2a
  • hand written notes. Muster roll of Company I: 30th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Army of Tennessee, C.S.A, Clayton County, Ga., Clayton Invincibles. ([S.l.: s.n.], [197-?]), FHL Book 975.8 A1 no. 94

References

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