28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, during July and August, 1861, recruited its members in Irwin, Sumter, Washington,Crawford, Cherokee, Stewart, Toombs, Jefferson, and Emanuel counties. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Field, Staff and Band - see - Roster on page 359
- Company A - ("Irvin or Irwin Volunteers") Washington County - see - Roster on page 360; USGenWeb
- Company B - ("Sandersville Volunteers")Washington County - see - Roster on page 366; USGenWeb
- Company C - ("Crawford Rangers or Jennings Light Guards") Spalding County - see - Roster on page 375; USGenWeb
- Company D - (McAfee and Donaldson Guards) Cherokee County - see - Roster on page 381; USGenWeb
- Company E - ("Confederate Invincibles") Meriwether County - see - Roster on page 386; USGenWeb
- Company F - ("Cherokee Georgia Mountaineers") Cherokee County - see - Roster on page 395; USGenWeb
- Company G - ("Freeman Guerrillas or Freeman Guards") Gordon - see - Roster on page 401; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Ohopee Guards") Washington County - see - Roster on page 407; USGenWeb
- Company I - ("Jeff or Jefferson Grays") Jefferson County - see - Roster on page 414; USGenWeb
- Company K -(Emanuel Rangers) Emanuel County - see- Roster on page 421; USGenWeb
Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat FHL Collection HATHI TRUST Digital Library HATHI TRUST ; also on USGenWeb
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Graybill, Tully. Letters of Tully Graybill, 1861-1906; muster roll of 28th Regiment Georg ia Volunteer Infantry. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961), FHL film 262705 Item 3