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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.<br>  
 
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.<br>  
  
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,671 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CGA0053RI Roster].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,671 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CGA0053RI Roster].  
  
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*Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402255;view=1up;seq=19 Roster] on page 1<br>  
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*Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see -&nbsp;[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=453 Roster] - on page 441-442<br>  
*Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page&nbsp; <br>
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*Company A - ("Habersham Guards") Habersham County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=454 Roster] - on page 442-452
*Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page<br>  
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*Company B -&nbsp; ("Cleveland Volunteers") White County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=391 Roster ]- on page 452-462<br>  
*Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>  
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*Company C - &nbsp;Lumpkin County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=474 Roster] - on page 462-474<br>  
*Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>  
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*Company D -&nbsp; ("Boyd Guards ") Lumpkin County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=486 Roster] - on page 474-484<br>  
*Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>  
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*Company E -&nbsp; ("Hiawassee Rangers") Towns County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=497 Roster] - on page 485-490<br>  
*Company F - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>  
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*Company F -&nbsp; ("Beauregard Braves") Rabun County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=502 Roster] - on page 490-497<br>  
*Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page<br>  
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*Company G -&nbsp; ("Alleghany Rangers") Union County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=510 Roster] - on page 498-506<br>  
*Company H - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>  
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*Company H -&nbsp; ("Fannin Rifles") Fannin County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=525 Roster] - on page 507-513<br>  
*Company I - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page<br>  
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*Company I - &nbsp;Dawson County - see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=525 Roster] - on page 513-523<br>  
*Company K - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page <br>
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*Company K - ("Henry David Equal Right") Franklin County- see - [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402313;view=1up;seq=535 Roster] - on page 523-523<br>
*Other Soldiers - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page
 
 
 
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Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina &amp; Porter. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/roster-of-the-confederate-soldiers-of-georgia-1861-1865/oclc/1624676&referer=brief_results WorldCat]&nbsp; {{FHL|258092|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402255;view=1up;seq=19 HATHI TRUST] Digital Library<br>
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Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina &amp; Porter. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/roster-of-the-confederate-soldiers-of-georgia-1861-1865/oclc/1624676&referer=brief_results WorldCat]&nbsp; {{FHL|258092|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059402263;view=1up;seq=9 HATHI TRUST] Digital Library&nbsp; [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009535746 HATHI TRUST]<br>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 11:53, 19 December 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia Gotoarrow.png   Georgia Military Gotoarrow.png  Georgia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

This regiment completed its organization during the spring of 1862. Its companies were form Fayette, Baker, Mitchell, Quitman, and Jasper counties. National Park Service, [1]

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,671 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


  • Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster - on page 441-442
  • Company A - ("Habersham Guards") Habersham County - see - Roster - on page 442-452
  • Company B -  ("Cleveland Volunteers") White County - see - Roster - on page 452-462
  • Company C -  Lumpkin County - see - Roster - on page 462-474
  • Company D -  ("Boyd Guards ") Lumpkin County - see - Roster - on page 474-484
  • Company E -  ("Hiawassee Rangers") Towns County - see - Roster - on page 485-490
  • Company F -  ("Beauregard Braves") Rabun County - see - Roster - on page 490-497
  • Company G -  ("Alleghany Rangers") Union County - see - Roster - on page 498-506
  • Company H -  ("Fannin Rifles") Fannin County - see - Roster - on page 507-513
  • Company I -  Dawson County - see - Roster - on page 513-523
  • Company K - ("Henry David Equal Right") Franklin County- see - Roster - on page 523-523

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

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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, 1861-1865 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.
    additional information.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).