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61st Georgia Infantry

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The 61st Georgia Infantry was formed at Charleston, South Carolina in May, 1862. It was assembled by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from Irwin, Tattnall, Brooks, Bulloch, Montgomery, Bibb, Quitman, and Wilkes Counties. Ordered north in June, the regiment arrived at Petersburg, Virginia with 1,000 officers and men. During the war it was brigaded under the subsequent commands of Generals Alexander Lawton, John B. Gordon, and Clement A. Evans. The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade served in the Army of Northern Virginia, where it participated in the war 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 288 at Gettysburg and sixty-five percent of 150 at Monocacy. The 61st surrendered at Appomattox with no officers and 81 men, of which only 49 were armed.


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