65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

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Brief History

Organized during the spring of 1863 using the infantry battalion of Smith's Georgia Legion as its nucleus. Some of the men were from Gilmer and Floyd counties. [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 1,433 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


  • Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 571-573
  • Company A - ("Gilmer Light Guards") Gilmer and Pickens Counties - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 573-585;   USGenWeb
  • Company B -  Fannin County - see - Roster- on Volume 6 page 585-597;  USGenWeb
  • Company C - ("Dixie Rangers") White County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 598-611;  USGenWeb
  • Company D - ("Freemen of Floyd County") Floyd County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 611-628
  • Company E -  Fannin County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 628-637;  USGenWeb
  • Company F -  White County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 648-660;  USGenWeb
  • Company H -  Gilmer County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 660-671;  USGenWeb
  • Company I - Habersham County - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 671-677
  • Company K - Habersham County- see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 677-692
  • Miscellaneous men, company not identified - see - Roster - on Volume 6 page 692-693

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.

References

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