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Company "I", 61st Georgia Regiment
Bibb County

"Thompson Guards"

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Amerson, Charles -- Private - September 24, 1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York, July 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, January 12, 1846. (Died in Confederate Soldiers Home, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1921.)

Anderson, J. P. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Captured, date and place not given. Died at Elmira, New Yorkin 1864. Grave #2043, Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Arnold, John W. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Arnold, S. D. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Wounded and captured at Monocacy, Maryland, July 10, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 30, 1864. Captured, date and place not given. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Arnold, William B. -- Private - May 22, 1862. Wounded, shoulder permanently disabled at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia, February 17, 1833.)

Avant, William R. -- 3rd Sergeant - September 24, 1861. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant July 2, 1863; 2nd Lieutenant July 1863. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 12, 1865. Died in Macon, Georgia,

Barnett, James -- Private - September 24, 1861. Appointed 1st Corporal. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Wounded in arm, necessitating amputationat Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Retired to Invalid Corps, P. A. C. S, October 28, 1864. Assigned to duty at Columbia, South Carolina, November 15, 1864.

Berry, Samuel W. -- 1st Sergeant - September 24, 1861. Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 27, 1862.

Berry, William H. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Henry County, Georgia in 1828. Died at Macon, Georgia, February 1872.)

Bivins, George T. -- Private - 1861. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital July 24, 1862.

Blair, B. T. (or B. S.) -- Private - 1861. Roll dated Petersburg, Pennsylvania, March 1865, shows him absent.

Blair, James P. -- Private - March 31, 1864. Discharged, disability, April 20, 1864. (Born in 1847.)

Blair, Joseph -- Private - 1861. Killed at South Mountain, Maryland, August 29, 1862.

Blair, McKenzie C. -- Private - May 12, 1862. Wounded in breast and both arms broken at Malvern Hill, Virginia, Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Bibb County, Georgia, May 15, 1826.)

Bone, C. N. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

Boothe, William -- Private - 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Braddock, William A. -- Private - October 8, 1861. Captured near Washington, D. C. May 17, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York, May 29, 1865.

Brannan, John H. (or Brannen) -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died in Lynchburg, Virginia, hospital December 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. #8, 4th Line, Lot 79-Booker's Factory, January 7, 1863.

Brice, William H. -- Private - May 6, 1862. Wounded in right side, hip and back, resulting in paralysisat Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, and transferred to Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange March 17, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1844.)

Bridges, William R. -- Private - 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

Brown, William T. -- Private - December 16, 1862. Captured, date and place not given. Roll for August 31, 1864, last on file, shows him "Absent in hands of enemy."

Burkett, Robert -- Private - May 2, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Chapman, Giles M. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864.

Chapman, James P. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded in left leg, necessitating amputation below the kneeat Monocacy, Maryland, July 9, 1864. Captured, date and place not given. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War." (Born in Georgia, September 25, 1836. Died at Macon, Georgia, September 27, 1899.)

Clark, Joshua G. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A,1st Confederate Regiment Infantry, March 15, 1861. Discharged by expiration of term of service March 27, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal of Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, May 2, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Died from wounds in General Hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia, May 21, 1864.

Cobb, Joel -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Released February 11, 1864. Absent, sick, April 30, 1864.

Dail, James D. (or Dial) -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died in Staunton, Virginia, hospital in 1862.

Davidson, Isaac -- Private - May 10, 1862. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, October 26, 1864. Exchanged October 30, 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War."

Davidson, John -- Private - 1861. Captured August 3, 1864. Paroled on account of sickness and sent to hospital, and then sent home October 1864. Disabled from typhoid fever in 1864. In hospital April 1865. (Born in Twiggs County, Georgia in 1832. Died at Macon, Georgia in 1883.)

Davidson, Joseph H. -- Private. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him absent.

Davis, J. C. -- Private - 1861. Died in Winchester, Virginia, hospital in 1862.

Davis, William J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 1st Independent Battalion Georgia State Troops, October 1, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Georgia, May 2, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, May 6, 1862. Wounded in left hand at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Admitted to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Virginia, on account of wounds, May 10, 1864. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 18, 1864, on joining U. S. Army.

DeFoor, Joseph A. (or DeFore) -- Private - May 12, 1862. Appointed company Commissary. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Dodson, I. (or J.) -- Private. Captured, date and place not given. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Doyle, John -- Private - 1861. Discharged at Charleston, South Carolina in 1862.

Drew, Newlett -- Private - May 1862. Died of measles at Charlottesville, Virginia, July 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery.

Flowers, Charles H. -- Private - October 1, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. Died at Macon, Georgia, March 6, 1903.

Ford, Josiah -- Private - May 1862. On sick furlough at Macon, Georgia, November -December 1862. In Richmond, Virginia, hospital March-April 1863. Returned to duty February 1864. Sick in Lynchburg, Virginia, hospital April August 1864. Captured at Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865.

Ford, William -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863.

Goodyear, Benjamin S. -- Private - May 18, 1862. Appointed Musician; Hospital Steward. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia, December 28, 1846.

Gresham, W. J. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Missing at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. "Supposed to have been killed."

Gresham, William H. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Captured, date and place not given. Released at Elmira, New York, July 1865. (Born in Jones County, Georgia, February 8, 1830.)

Grist, Fred N. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Discharged September 5, 1862.

Grist, Ransom -- Private - September 24, 1861. Discharged, disabled by chronic rheumatism, December 10, 1862.

Groomes, Sanford -- Private - October 20, 1861. Sick in Danville, Virginia, hospital January -February 1864. Discharged April 22, 1864.

Hambrick, James -- Private - May 1, 1862. Died of typhoid fever in University of Virginia Hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia, July 10, 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery.

Harrell, W. H. (or Harwell) -- Private - 1861. Discharged, disabled by hepatitis, February 2, 1863.

Heath, William M. -- Private - May 2, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 20, 1864. Paroled at Elmira, New York, March 2, 1865, and sent to James River, Virginia for exchange. Admitted to General Hospital #9at Richmond, Virginia, March 10, 1865. Furloughed for 30 days March 11, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1834.)

Herndon, M. P. -- Private - 1861. Wounded at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862; Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Pension records show he surrendered at Macon, Georgia in 1865. (Born in Wilkinson County, Georgia in 1830.)

Jackson, William -- Private - October 1, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal. Wounded in Virginia August 29, 1864. Died from wounds August 30, 1864. Buried in Winchester, Virginia, cemetery.

James, James Rufus -- 3rd Corporal - May 5, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Wounded in right arm at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. in right leg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant August 23, 1863. Wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, June 9, 1864; through both thighs at Fort Steadman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Captured in Richmond, Virginia, hospital April 3, 1865. Released at Johnson’s Island, Ohio, June 18, 1865. (Born in Twiggs County, Georgia, November 24, 1841. Died at Butler, Georgia, December 12, 1919.)

Jeffers, Eugene -- Jr. 2nd Lieutenant - September 24, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant July 2, 1863. Captured near Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 10, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 15, 1865.

Jessup, W. F. -- Private - 1861. Wounded at Mine Run, Virginia, November 28, 1863. Captured, date and place not given. Died at Elmira, New York, Grave 2843, Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Johnson, L. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Sick at Farmville, Virginia, December 1862. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him absent.

Jones, Charles W. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862; in ankle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Discharged, disability. (Born in Georgia, January 1, 1825. Died at Macon, Georgia.)

Jones, G. Barry -- Private - in 1862. Died at Macon, Georgia, Buried there in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Jones, H. R. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 1st Independent Battalion Georgia State Troops, October 21, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Georgia, May 2, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, May 2, 1862. Discharged, disability at Richmond, Virginia, July 8, 1862.

Kelly, W. P. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Kent, Guiford -- See Private Company C.

Kilpatrick, J. J. (or J. L.) -- Private - September 24, 1861. Killed.

King, Anguish McDonald (or Angus McDonald or Jones, Anguish McD) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded in hand, necessitating amputation of 3 fingers at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Paroled at Elmira, New York, and sent James River, Virginia for exchange February 20, 1865. Admitted to Richmond, Virginia, hospital February 28, 1865, and transferred to Howard Grove Hospital there March 1, 1865. (Born in Georgia, April 27, 1840.)

King, J. A. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864. Released June 28, 1865.

King, John V. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Discharged, disability, near New Market, Virginia, November 1864. (Born in Twiggs County, Georgia, in 1827 or January 1, 1840.)

King, William Snipes, #1 -- Private - April 25, 1862. Captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 28, 1862. Paroled at Fort McHenry, Maryland, October 13, 1862. Received at Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange October 17, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York, June 21, 1865.

King, William Snipes, #2 -- Private - May 9, 1862. Died in Houston or Jones County, Georgia, November 6, 1862.

Knight, J. T. -- Private - 1861. Killed at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864.

Lancaster, L. C. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Detailed for hospital service, being unable for active service, May-June 1863. Discharged at Orange Court House, Virginia in 1864.

Lewis, Edward P. -- 2nd Lieutenant - September 24, 1861. Killed at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862.

Lovett, J. -- Private - September 24, 1861.

Mathias, William (or Mathis) -- Private - May 12, 1862. Left sick in Winchester, Virginia, hospital October 1862. Never heard from.

Miller, Augustus H. -- Private - 1861. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1863. Died at Fort Delaware, Delaware, July 11, 1864.

Miller, George W. -- Private - 1861. Wounded in leg, necessitating amputation above kneeat Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Discharged, disability. (Born in Georgia, August 14, 1843.)

Miller, James -- Private - 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

Miller, M. V. -- Private - 1861. Died in Virginia June 29, 1862.

Miller, Newell H. -- Private - 1861. Killed at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 28, 1862.

Miller, W. G. T. -- Private - 1861. Killed in Valley of Virginia in 1864.

Mims, Henry R. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Appointed Ordnance Sergeant. Received $100.00 bounty, October 31, 1864.

Moncrief, Joseph J. -- Private - May 6, 1862. Transferred to Company K. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, September 23, 1864. Received at Cox's Landing, James River, Virginia for exchange, February 14, 1865. (Born in Georgia, May 28, 1832. Died in Crawford County, Georgia, November 19, 1912.)

Moore, Thomas W. -- Private - 1861. Died of measles June 15, 1862.

Norris, Dennis A. -- Private - 1861. Captured, date and place not given. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Norris, George C. -- 4th Sergeant - September 24, 1861. Appointed 3rd Sergeant. Wounded in left arm, necessitating amputation at shoulderat Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Discharged, disability. Died in 1901. (Born in Georgia. Died in 1901.)

Owens, Jonathan P. -- Private - 1861. Wounded, left leg disabled at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Discharged, disability. (Born in Georgia, April 12, 1829.)

Peavey, John J. -- Private - May 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Bulloch County, Georgia in 1831. Died at Macon, Georgia, November 3, 1899.)

Peavy, J. G. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Captured at Monocacy, Maryland, July 10, 1864. Received at Fort McHenry, Maryland, August 30, 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him a "Prisoner of War."

Peyton, John B. -- Private - May 5, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Peyton, Thomas C. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died in Charlottesville, Virginia, hospital July 1862. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Lynchburg, Virginia, July 9, 1862. Number 10, 3rd Line Lot 161-Warwick House.

Pitts, A. F. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died in Charlottesville. Virginia, hospital in 1862.

Poole, William W. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Pension records show he was at home on furlough and was en-route to command when war closed (Born in Bibb County, Georgia, September 18, 1841.)

Raines, Burton -- Enlisted as a private in Company G, 2nd Regiment,1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 27, 1861. Mustered out April 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863.

Raines, Cullen -- Private - May 2, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1840.)

Rape, Martin G. (or Milton G.) -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died September 17, 1862.

Rape, T. M. C. (or F. M. C.) -- 1st Corporal - September 24, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

Reese, Joseph -- Private - September 24, 1861. Discharged in 1863.

Renfroe, Solomon -- Private - September 24, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

Reynolds, Robert F. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded, date and place not given. Discharged at General Hospital, Farmville, Virginia, because of paralysis of left armin 1862.

Ricks, Lucien C. -- Private - October 1, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861.

Roberts, William -- Private - September 24, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

Roberts, Zachariah -- Private - September 24, 1861. Died in Lynchburg, Virginia, hospital December 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. Number 6, 1st Line, Lot 101-Christain's, December 31, 1862.

Ruffee, John (or Ruffe or Roff) -- Private - 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Died at Macon, Georgia, January 1885.

Scott, Henry R. -- Private - April 25, 1862. Discharged, disability, at Macon, Georgia, January 27, 1864.

Seaborn, David -- Private - 1861. Killed in 1863.

Shaw, John R. -- Private - May 16, 1862. Appointed Musician. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 16, 1865. (Born in Baldwin County, Georgia in 1831.)

Shaw, W. P. -- 2nd Corporal - September 24, 1861. Wounded in hand at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.

Shelton, W. L. -- Private - October 8, 1861. Appointed Musician December 31, 1861. Transferred to Company A, 20th Regiment Georgia Infantry.

Sherard, W. J. -- Private - 1862. Died at Richmond, Virginia, November 12, 1864. Buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.

Simpson, James A. -- 5th Sergeant - September 24, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Delaware, February 1865. (Born in Butts County, Georgia, November 13, 1836.)

Sims, George W. -- 2nd Sergeant - September 24, 1861; 1st Sergeant in 1862. Severely wounded through left foot and right leg at 2nd Manassas, Virginia, August 30, 1862. Detailed, General Order #96 in enrollment service on account of wounds, October 1862, and remained on said service until close of war. (Born at Macon, Georgia in 1834.)

Sizemore, George W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Independent Battalion Georgia State Troops October 17, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee, near Savannah, Georgia, May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, May 1, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 12, 1865. (Born in Georgia, September 1, 1840.)

Skipper, J. W. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Discharged, disability, from General Hospital October 7, 1862.

Smallwood, Jacob -- Private - 1861. Killed at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864.

Spicer, Lodwick -- Enlisted as a private, Company A, 1st Independent Battalion Georgia State Troops October 21, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Georgia, May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry, May 2, 1862. Appointed 2nd Corporal. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War."

Spicer, W. H. -- Private - 1861. Killed at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864.

Stafford, W. J. -- Private - May 9, 1862. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Twiggs County, Georgia, November 2, 1833.)

Stafford, W. S. -- Private.

Taylor, William T. -- Private - May 12, 1862. Captured at Hagerstown, Maryland, June 30, 1863. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 3, 1864, and enlisted in U. S. service same date.

Thompson, James A. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Transferred to Cavalry. Died in hospital.

Van Valkenburg[h], James D. – Captain - September 24, 1861. Elected Major July 1, 1863; Lieutenant Colonel May 12, 1864. Killed at Monocacy, Maryland, July 9, 1864.   James Dunbar Van Valkenburgh is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA. Van Valkenburgh was a frequent correspondent with The Macon Daily Telegraph during the war. A story describing his KIA death appears in the July 21, 1864 edition, page 1, column 1. Another story describes his participation in May 12th action with General John B. Gordon in which Van Valkenburgh captured 480 yankee POWs. An article appearing May 1, 1863, describes how JD Van Valkenburgh discovered a new method of tanning leather. As of August 12, 1861 Van Valkenburgh was a Colonel in the Georgia Militia. March 6, 1862 the Thomson Guards seeks recruits.

Venable, James E. -- Private - May 10, 1862. On detail at Macon Georgia Arsenal in November 1862 -August 31, 1864. Died at Macon, Georgia.

Virgin, Charles Summers -- 1st Lieutenant - September 24, 1861. Elected Captain July 2, 1863. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 27, 1864. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 17, 1865. Died at Macon, Georgia.

Wiggins, H. E. -- Private - 1862. Died in Virginia. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania, Virginia,

Williams, Milton -- Private - December 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862, and sent to hospital. Returned to duty October 1863. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him present.

Wilson, John R. -- Private - 1861. Roll dated Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, shows him absent.

Wilson, M. Thomas -- Private.

Wolfe, Hilliard E. -- Private - September 24, 1861. Wounded at Gettysburg, Virginia, July 1, 1863, and captured there July 3, 1863. Sent to Elmira, New York, March 17, 1865. (Born in South Carolina February 6, 1832.)

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61st Infantry Regiment [also called 26th Regiment] was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from the counties of Irwin, Tattnall, Brooks, Bulloch, Montgomery, Bibb, Quitman, and Wilkes. Ordered north in June, the unit arrived at Petersburg, Virginia, with 1,000 officers and men. During the war it was brigaded under Generals Lawton, John B. Gordon, and C.A. Evans, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, went with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, then fought in numerous engagements around Appomattox. This regiment sustained 36 casualties at Gaines' Mill, 63 at Second Manassas, 114 at Sharpsburg, and 100 at Fredericksburg. It lost thirty-seven percent of the 288 at Gettysburg and sixty-five percent of 150 at Monocacy. The 61st surrendered with no officers and 81 men, of which only 49 were armed. Its commanders were Colonel John H. Lamar; Lieutenant Colonels Charles W. McArthur and James Y. McDuffie; and Majors Peter Brenan, Archibald P. MacRae, Henry Tillman, and James D. Van Valkenburg.
SOURCE: http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/infantry/61st_inf_regt.html

 

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