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, 
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 532-534
- Company A - ("Doyal Volunteerd") Spalding County - see - Roster - on page 534-543
- Company B - ("South River Farmers") Newton County - see - Roster - on page 543-553
- Company C - ("Fayette Planters") Fayette County - see - Roster - on page 554-563
- Company D - Coweta and Heard Counties - see - Roster - on page 563-569
- Company E - ("Newton Anderson Guards") Newton County - see - Roster - on page 569-578
- Company F - ("Dixie Guards") Henry County - see - Roster - on page 578-589
- Company G - ("Georgia Rebels") Coweta County - see - Roster - on page 589-596
- Company H - ("Dixie Volunteers") Pike County - see - Roster - on page 596-604
- Company I - ("Jeff Davis Rifleman") Butts County - see - Roster - on page 605-611
- Company K - ("Quitman Guards") Monroe County- see - Roster - on page 611-620
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).