CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
48th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
48th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Macon, Georgia, during the winter of
1861-1862. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Burke, Glascock, Warren, Richmond,
Jefferson, Emanuel, and Harris. Ordered to Virginia, the 48th was brigaded under Generals
Ripley, A.R. Wright, and Sorrel. It served on many battlefields of the Army of Northern Virginia
from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold
Harbor, then was involved in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River
and the Appomattox Campaign.
This regiment reported 33 casualties at Mechanicsville, 44 at Malvern Hill, 61 at Second Manassas, and 72 at Chancellorsville. It lost more than fifty-five
percent of the 395 at Gettysburg, and there were 32 disabled at Manassas Gap. On April 9, 1865, it
surrendered 13 officers and 193 men. Colonels William Gibson and Matthew R. Hall, Lieutenant
Colonel Reuben W. Carswell, and Major John R. Whitehead were in command.
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