49th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

(At Petersburg - BG Edward L. Thomas' Brigade, Heth's Division, A.P. Hill's Third Army Corps)

Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

 

The 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1861 with men from Wilkinson, Talfair, Washington, Irwin, Laurens, Pierce, and Pulaski counties. After service in Georgia and North Carolina, the regiment was moved to Virginia where it was assigned to General J.R. Anderson's and E.L. Thomas' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 49th Georgia Infantry took an active part in the campaigns of the ANV from the battles of Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, fought in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River, and was surrendered at Appomattox surrendered with 8 officers and 103 men. The regiment reported 68 casualties at Second Manassas and 61 at Fredericksburg. The unit lost thirteen percent of the 280 at Chancellorsville and more than twenty-five percent of the 329 at Gettysburg. Its field officers were Colonels John T. Jordan, A.J. Lane, and Samuel T. Player; Lieutenant Colonels Oliver H. Cooke, Seaborn M. Manning, Jonathon Rivers, and Wiley J. Williams; and Majors James B. Duggan, John A. Durham, and John H. Pate.

 

Soldier's Notes

 

49th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call

 

If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "49th GA" in subject line and provide other details, if possible, in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.

 

Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died

Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial sculpted by Moses Ezekiel

located at Arlington National Cemetery

 

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The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park ...

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link

 

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Important Links

Georgia Sons

of Confederate Veterans

Georgia United Daughters of the

Confederacy

 

Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier

 

Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones

 

The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene

 

 

 

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