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29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry

29th Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, during the summer of 1861, contained men from Thomas, Berrien, Tift, Stephens, and Dougherty counties. For a time Companies A and G served as heavy artillerists in the Savannah area and the rest of the command was at Charleston. It then was assigned to General Wilson's, C.H. Stevens', and H.R. Jackson's Birgade, and in September, 1863, was consolidated with the 30th Regiment. The unit participated in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and fought at Bentonville. In December, 1863, the 29th/30th totalled 341 men and 195 arms, but few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels W.D. Mitchell, R. Spaulding, and William J. Young; Lieutenant Colonels T.W. Alexander and W.W. Billopp; and Majors Levi J. Knight, John C. Lamb, and John J. Owen.
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