CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
3rd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Augusta, Georgia, in April, 1861. Its companies
were recruited in the counties of Clarke, Burke, Dawson, Dade, Madison, Baldwin, and Oconee.
This regiment served in the Departments of Norfolk, North Carolina, and Middle and Eastern
Florida before being assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia. Here it was under the command
of General A.R. Wright and after November, 1864, General Sorrell. It participated in the difficult
campaigns of the army from Seven
Pines to Cold Harbor, then
was involved in the Petersburg
siege north and south of the James River and various conflicts around Appomattox. The unit reported 25 killed,
110 wounded, and 22 missing at Malvern Hill and had 10 killed and 129
wounded at Chancellorsville. It
lost more than forty-five percent of the 441 engaged at Gettysburg, and there were 75 casualties at
Manassas Gap. The 3rd
surrendered in April, 1865, with 12 officers and 236 men. Its commanders were Colonels Edward
J. Walker and Ambrose R. Wright; Lieutenant Colonels A.B. Montgomery, R.B. Nisbet, James S.
Reid, and Claiborne Snead; and Majors George E. Hayes, John F. Jones, Augustus H. Lee, and
John R. Sturges.
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