4th Infantry Regiment, organized in April, 1861, at Augusta, Georgia, recruited its
companies in the counties of Talbot, Troup, Macon, Gordon, Twiggs, Dougherty, Jasper,
Baldwin, and Sumter. The unit served in the Department of South Carolina and the Department
of Georgia before moving to Virginia. Assigned to A.R. Wright's Brigade during the Seven
Days' Battles, it later served under Generals Ripley, Doles, and Cook. It fought in many conflicts
from the Maryland Campaign to Cold
Harbor, then was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign. The regiment
reported 15 killed and 78 wounded at Malvern Hill, 22 killed and 119 wounded in
the Maryland Campaign, and 29 killed and 115 wounded at Chancellorsville. Of the 341 engaged at Gettysburg, fifteen percent were
disabled. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 7 officers and 93 men. The field officers were
Colonels Philip Cook, George Doles, and William H. Willis; Lieutenant Colonels William F.
Jordan, John J. Matthews, Edwin A. Nash, and David R.E. Winn; and Majors F.H. DeGraffenried,
Robert S. Smith, and Charles L. Whitehead.