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21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry

21st Infantry Regiment, assembled at Richmond, Virginia, during June and July, 1861, recruited its members in Campbell, Floyd, Fulton, Polk, Gordon, Troup, Dale, Stewart, and Chattooga counties. In May, 1862, Company E was transferred to the cavalry. The regiment operated with nine companies from that time until the latter part of 1864 when another Company E was assigned. During the war it served under the command of Generals Trimble, Hoke, Doles, and Cook. The 21st participated in Jackson's Valley Campaign and fought in many conflicts of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Mine Run. Later it was engaged at Roanoke Island, Drewry's Bluff, and Cold Harbor, then moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley and was active around Appomattox. It had 4 killed and 23 wounded at Cross Keys and 20 killed, 80 wounded, and 11 missing at Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill. The unit lost seventy-six percent of the 242 engaged at Second Manassas and about ten percent of the 287 at Gettysburg . Only 7 officers and 50 men surrendered in April, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels Thomas W. Hooper and John T. Mercer, Lieutenant Colonels Thomas C. Glover and J.J. Morrison, and Major Michael Lynch.
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