31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was also called 27th Regiment and completed its organization in November, 1861, at Cusseta, Georgia. Its companies were from the counties of Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Monroe, Bartow, Pulaski, Dawson, and Newton. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
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.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster on page 576
- Company A - ("George Light Infantry") Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 578; USGenWeb
- Company B - ("Muscogee Confederate") Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 585; USGenWeb
- Company C - ("Mitchell Guards") Chatham County - see - Roster on page 592; USGenWeb;
- Company D - ("Monroe Crowders") Monroe County - see - Roster on page 600; USGenWeb
- Company E - ("Bartow Guard") Stewart County - see - Roster on page 609; USGenWeb; USGenWeb
- Company F - ("Pulaski Blues") Pulaski County - see - Roster on page 620; USGenWeb
- Company G - Chattahoochee and Stewart Counties- see - Roster on page 628; USGenWeb; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Mountain Tigers") Harris County - see - Roster on page 636; USGenWeb
- Company I - ("Arnett Rifles") Decatur County - see - Roster on page 642; USGenWeb
- Company K - ('Bartow Avengers') Terrell County - see - Roster on page 650; 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
This website(users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/organization) gives additional sources for counties of origin.
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.