CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
35th Infantry Regiment was organized at Atlanta, Georgia, and mustered into Confederate
service at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of
Troup, Haralson, Bartow, Walton, Chattooga, Harris, and Gwinnett. It was first assigned to
General French's Brigade and in April, 1862, had a force of 545 effectives. Later the regiment
served under Generals Pettigrew, J.R. Anderson, and E.L. Thomas, Army of Northern Virginia.
It fought in numerous battles from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, then was active in the long
Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The unit sustained
70 casualties at Second
Manassas, 89 at Fredericksburg, and 33 at Chancellorsville.
Of the 331 engaged at Gettysburg, more than twenty-five percent were killed or wounded. It surrendered with 15 officers and
121 men. The field officers were Colonels Bolling H. Holt and Edward L. Thomas; Lieutenant
Colonels Gustavus A. Bull, W.H. McCullons, and Edward L. Thomas; and Majors William L.
Groves, J.T. McElvany, and Lee A.J. Williams.
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