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CIVIL WAR
FOR MURRAY AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

CONFEDERATE UNITS IN WHICH MURRAY MEN SERVED

This list, with one exception, includes only units that were formed in Murray County and Whitfield County, Georgia. The names of men from Murray County who served in units formed elsewhere usually are unknown.

About names of battles and military engagements:

Most have been referred to by more than one name. For example, the bloodiest single day of the war has two names: Sharpsburg and Antietam.

The names are used interchangeably for that awful day in western Maryland.

The names Bull Run and Manassas refer to the same fighting in Virginia.

A much less important engagement called Noonday Creek (Georgia) has at least six names, the most common probably being Battle of Marietta.

About military unit designations:

For many military units formed in the Confederate Army, no records are known to exist. A few units were quickly absorbed into other units soon after formation. Some were redesignated, some were reorganized.

Units were often combined, especially after suffering huge numbers of casualties. A soldier could be recorded as a member of several different units during his tour of duty, without having actually transferred from one unit to another of his own accord. This makes it extremely difficult to track military records for many men and units.

MILITARY UNITS IN WHICH MOST MURRAY COUNTY MEN ENLISTED

Company A, 39th Ga. Cummings Volunteers.
(Company A, 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

Unit was formed in Murray County, Georgia.

Sometimes called "Cohutta Rangers."


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Tazewell, Tennessee, Aug. 6, 1862;
Richmond, Kentucky, Aug. 29-30, 1862;
Perryville, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1862;
Lexington, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1862;
Williamsburg, Kentucky, Oct. 1862;
Edward's Station, Mississippi, May 16, 1863;
Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 1 - July 4, 1863;
Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863;
Big Black, Mississippi, May 17, 1863;
Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, Sept. 9, 1863;
Bridgeport, Alabama, Sept. 23, 1863;
Fort Loudon, Tennessee, Oct. 14, 1863;
Lenoir Station, Tennessee, November 1863;
Knoxville, Tennessee, November 17-December 4, 1863;
Rocky Face, Georgia, February 25, 1864;
From May 9, 1864, the unit was at Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), Rocky Face, Georgia (above Dalton), then involved in all of the engagements to the evacuation of Atlanta, at the end of August, 1864;
Jonesborough(Jonesboro), Georgia, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, October 12, 1864;
Pulaski, Tennessee, Nov. 12, 1864;
Franklin, Tennessee, Nov. 30, 1864;
Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 15-16, 1864;
Columbia, Tennessee, Dec. 20, 1864;
Branchville (Midway), South Carolina, 1865;
Greensboro, North Carolina, April 1865.
Unit Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company B, 39th Ga. Cummings Volunteers.
(Company B, 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

Unit was formed in Murray County, Georgia.

Was also known as Company K.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863;
Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863;
Marietta, Georgia, June 22 and June 25, 1864;
Atlanta, Georgia, June 24 and July 22, 1864;
Jonesborough, Georgia, August 31, 1864;
Franklin, Tennessee, December 17, 1864.
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company B, 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry

Formed in Murray County.

Spring Place Volunteers.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, June 17 and 18, 1862;
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862 - January 3, 1863.
Having lost a large number of its men, the 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry became part of the 37th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

Through consolidation all members of this unit were reassigned to 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment May 6, 1863.

Company A, 37th Ga., 4th Brigade.
(Company A, 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

Unit was formed in Murray County, Georgia.


The 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was created, in part, by consolidation of the 3rd and 9th Battalions of Georgia Infantry, May 6, 1863.

The 9th Battalion has also been known as the 17th Battalion.

The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Chickamauga, Georgia, Sept. 19-20, 1863;
Philadelphia, Tennessee, Oct. 15-25, 1863;
Campbell's Station, Tennessee, Nov. 16, 1863;
Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 26, 1863;
Knoxville, Tennessee, under seize Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863;
Athens, Alabama, Jan. 26, 1864.
Dalton, Feb. 22-27, 1864;
Tunnel Hill, Georgia, May 7, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864;
New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25, 1864;
Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Campaign began in Chattanooga, May 7, 1864, and ended Sept. 2, 1864, when Union forces occupied the city;
Franklin, Tennessee, November 30 and December 17, 1864.
Pullen's Ferry (near Calhoun), Georgia, April 3, 1865.
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company B, 37th Ga., 4th Brigade.
(Company B, 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

Unit was formed in Murray County, Georgia.


The 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was created, in part, by consolidation of the 3rd and 9th Battalions of Georgia Infantry, May 6, 1863.

The 9th Battalion has also been known as the 17th Battalion.

The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Lexington, Kentucky, October 8, 1862;
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863;
Chickamauga, Georgia, Sept. 19-20, 1863;
Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), Tennessee, Nov. 23-25, 1863;
Dalton, Georgia, Feb. 22-27, 1864;
Rocky Face, Georgia, May 7-13, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864;
New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25, 1864
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864;
Atlanta, East Point, and Stone Mountain (all part of the Atlanta Campaign which began in Chattanooga, May 7, 1864, and ended Sept. 2, 1864, when Union forces occupied the city;
Jonesborough (Jonesboro), Georgia, Aug. 31-Sept.1, 1864;
Lost Mountain, Georgia, Oct. 4, 1864;
Decatur, Alabama, Oct. 26-29, 1864;
Franklin, Tennessee, Nov. 30, 1864;
Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 15-16, 1864;
Franklin, Tennessee, December 18, 1864;
Pulaski, Tennessee, December 25, 1864;
Salisbury, North Carolina, April 12, 1865.
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company A, 34th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Unit was formed in Whitfield County, Georgia.


The unit participated in military engagements in the following locations:

Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863;
Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863;
Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863;
Dalton, Georgia, May 13, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, May 16, 1864;
Adairsville, Georgia, May 18, 1864;
Atlanta, Georgia, September 4, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, October 15, 1864;
Macon, Georgia, April 20-21, 1865.
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company C, 11th Infantry, Anderson Brigade

Unit was formed in Murray County, Georgia.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Fairfax, Virginia, September 22, 1861;
Yorktown, Virginia, April 5-May 4, 1862;
Seven Pines, Virginia, May 31-June 1, 1862;
Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862;
Manassas (2nd Bull Run), Virginia; Aug. 28-30, 1862;
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863;
Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 16, 1864;
Rappahannock, Virginia, Aug. 23 and Nov. 7, 1863;
Wilderness, Virginia, May 6 and August 25, 1864;
Fort Harrison, Virginia, Sept. 6 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 1864;
Richmond, Virginia, near-constant fighting in area May 1864 - March 1865.
Unit surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia
April 9, 1865.

Company D, 22nd Ga. Brigade, Wrights
Formed in Murray County, Georgia.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Seven Pines, Virginia, May 31-June 1, 1862;
Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862;
Manassas (2nd Bull Run), Virginia, Aug. 18-30, 1862;
Sharpsburg(also called Antietam), Maryland, Sept. 17, 1862;
Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dec 11-15, 1862 and May 3, 1863;
Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863;
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863;
Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863;
Manassas, Virginia, July 23, 1863;
Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864;
Jerrico Ford, Virginia, May 26, 1864;
Richmond, Virginia, near-constant fighting in area May 1864 - March 1865;
Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 13, 1864;
Petersburg, Virginia, June 15-18, 1864 (under siege until April 2, 1865);
Hatcher's Run, Virginia, February 6, 1865;
Appomattox, Virginia, April 8-9, 1865.
Unit Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia,
April 9, 1865.

Company E, 60th Ga. Brigade, Lawton's.
This unit, formed in Murray County, Georgia, has always been referred to locally as being part of "Lauton's Brigade."

All military records called it "Lawton's Brigade."


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

McGaheysville, Virginia, April 27, 1862;
Strasburg, Virginia, May 20, 1862;
Winchester, Virginia, May 25, 1862;
Hanover Court House, Virginia, May 27, 1862;
Culpepper Court House, Virginia, Aug. 1862;
Warrenton, Virgina, Aug. 18, 1862;
Manassas (2nd Bull Run), Virginia, Aug. 28-30, 1862;
Gordonsville, Virginia, Aug. 29, 1862;
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, September 15-16, 1862;
Antietam (also called Sharpsburg), Maryland, Sept. 17, 1862;
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Sept. 19-20, 1862;
Marye's Heights (Fredericksburg), Virginia, Dec. 11-15, 1862 & May 3, 1863; Salem Church(Bark's Ford), Virginia, May 3-4, 1863;
Brandy Station (Fleetwood Hill), Virginia, June 9, 1863;
Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 14, 1863;
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1863;
Bristoe Station, Virginia, Oct. 14, 1863;
Liberty, Virginia, Nov. 1863;
Locust Grove, Virginia, Nov. 27, 1863;
Wilderness, Virginia, May 5-6, 1864;
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 8-21, 1864;
Lynchburg, Virginia, June 17-18-1864;
Frederick City, Maryland, July 1864;
Darkesville, Virginia, Sept. 1864;
Strasburg, Virginia, September & October 1864;
Fisher's Hill, Virginia, Sept. 21-22, 1864;
Richmond, Virginia, near-constant fighting in area May 1864 - March 1865;
Petersburg, Virginia, June 15-18, 1864 (under siege until April 2, 1865);
Appomattox, Virginia, April 8-9, 1865.
Unit Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia,
April 9, 1865.

Company F, 1st Ga. Home Guards


This unit was home guards, mainly very old and very young men. For most of the war the unit stayed in the immediate area

Company H, 36th Ga. Brigade, Cummings.
(Company H, 36th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment)

Unit was formed in Whitfield County, Georgia.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Richmond, Kentucky, Aug. 29-30, 1862;
Vicksburg, Mississippi, March 29-May 18, 1863;
Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863;
Big Black, Mississippi, May 17, 1863;
Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), Tennessee, Nov. 23-25, 1863.
Note: The above are the only military engagements listed for this unit in the Murray County Courthouse documents. However, the history of this unit lists events that clearly indicate they were in the following locations on the dates shown:
Versailles, Kentucky, October 29, 1862;
Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 25, 1862;
Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863;
Dalton, Georgia, March and July 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, May 15, 1864;
Adairsville, Georgia, May 18, 1864;
Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 16, 1864;
Franklin, Tennessee, Dec. 17, 1864;
Bentonville, North Carolina, March 25, 1865;
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company F, 3rd Confederate Regiment, Whorton Brigade.
Unit formed in Murray County, Georgia, Partly through reorganization of Capt. John Oats Company, 10th Ga. State Troops, May 1862.


The unit participated in military engagements at the following locations:

Mill Springs, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 1862;
Fort Donelson, Tennessee, Feb. 11-16, 1862;
Perryville, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1862;
Lexington, Kentucky, October 16, 1862;
Murfreesborough, Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1862-Jan. 2, 1863;
Tullahoma, Tennessee, January 2, 1863;

Note: This unit was absorbed into Company A, 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, May 6, 1863. All of the subsequent engagements were under that unit's banner.

Chickamauga, Georgia, Sept. 19-20, 1863;
Philadelphia, Tennessee, Oct. 15-25, 1863;
Campbell's Station, Tennessee, Nov. 16, 1863;
Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 26, 1863;
Knoxville, Tennessee, under seize Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863;
Athens, Alabama, Jan. 26, 1864.
Dalton, Feb. 22-27, 1864;
Tunnel Hill, Georgia, May 7, 1864;
Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864;
New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25, 1864;
Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Campaign began in Chattanooga, May 7, 1864, and ended Sept. 2, 1864, when Union forces occupied the city;
Franklin, Tennessee, November 30 and December 17, 1864.
Pullen's Ferry (near Calhoun), Georgia, April 3, 1865.
Unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina,
April 26, 1865.

Company B, 12th Regt., Ga. Volunteers Cavalry

Found no records of deaths or military engagements.

Captain Asher's Company, Ga. Cavalry, State Guards

Found no records of deaths or military engagements.

Captain Bond's Company, Ga. Cavalry, State Guards

Found no records of deaths or military engagements.

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