CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
47th Infantry Regiment was organized during the winter of 1861-1862 with men raised in
the counties of Mitchell, Randolph, Bullock, Chatham, Screven, Tattnell, Appling, Bryan, Liberty,
and Dodge. In May, 1862, the just organized 11th Georgia Battalion merged into the regiment.
Ordered to the Charleston area, it later moved to Mississippi and fought at Jackson. The 47th
was then assigned to General Stovall's and J.K. Jackson's Brigade, and fought with the Army of
Tennessee at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and in the Atlanta Campaign. It returned to
Charleston and was active in the fights at James Island, Waynesborough, and Honey Hill. Transferred to G.P. Harrison's
command, it participated in the defense of Savannah and the North Carolina Campaign. In
December, 1863, this unit totalled 187 men and 124 arms, in January, 1865, there were 259
present, and in Mary, 1860. It surrendered on April 26. The field officers were Colonels A.C.
Edwards and G.W.M. Williams, Lieutenant Colonels Joseph S. Cone and William S. Phillips, and
Major James G. Cone.
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