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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Also called 26th Regiment was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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Also called 26th Regiment was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. <ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
For more information on the history of the&nbsp;61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, see the following:  
 
For more information on the history of the&nbsp;61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, see the following:  
  
The Wikipedia article,&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/61st_Georgia_Volunteer_Infantry 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry], (accessed&nbsp;2 November 2011).&nbsp;<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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The Wikipedia article,&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/61st_Georgia_Volunteer_Infantry 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry], (accessed&nbsp;2 November 2011).&nbsp;<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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>
 
*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>
  
*Company A - Irwin Cowboys (Irwin County)  
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*Company A - Irwin Cowboys ([[Irwin County, Georgia Genealogy|Irwin County]])  
*Company B - Tattnall Rangers (Tattnall County); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/baker/military/civilwar/rosters/cob62reg.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Company B - Tattnall Rangers ([[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall County]]); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/baker/military/civilwar/rosters/cob62reg.txt USGenWeb]  
*Company C - Brooks Rifles (aka Wiregrass Riflemen) ([[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks]] and Thomas *Counties)  
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*Company C - Brooks Rifles (aka Wiregrass Riflemen) ([[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]] and [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]] *Counties)  
*Company D - DeKalb Guards ([[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch County]]); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bulloch/military/civilwar/rosters/cod61reg.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Company D - DeKalb Guards ([[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch County]]); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bulloch/military/civilwar/rosters/cod61reg.txt USGenWeb]  
*Company E - Montgomery Sharpshooters (Montgomery County); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/montgomery/military/civilwar/rosters/gmt134ucompanye.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Company E - Montgomery Sharpshooters ([[Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy|Montgomery County]]); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/montgomery/military/civilwar/rosters/gmt134ucompanye.txt USGenWeb]  
*Company F - Starke Guards/Wiregrass Rifles (Quitman County); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military/civilwar/rosters/61f.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Company F - Starke Guards/Wiregrass Rifles ([[Quitman County, Georgia Genealogy|Quitman County]]); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military/civilwar/rosters/61f.txt USGenWeb]  
*Company G - Wilkes Guards (Wilkes County); &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkes/military/civilwar/rosters/cog61reg.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Company G - Wilkes Guards ([[Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkes County)]]; &nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkes/military/civilwar/rosters/cog61reg.txt USGenWeb]  
*Company H - Tattnall Volunteers (Tattnall County)  
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*Company H - Tattnall Volunteers ([[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall County]])  
*Company I - Thompson Guards (Macon, Georgia and Bibb County)  
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*Company I - Thompson Guards ([[Macon County, Georgia Genealogy|Macon]], Georgia and [[Bibb County, Georgia Genealogy|Bibb]] County)  
 
*Company K - (formed with volunteers from Companies A-I in May 1862.) <ref>https://web.archive.org/web/19991204110259/http://users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/organization.html</ref>
 
*Company K - (formed with volunteers from Companies A-I in May 1862.) <ref>https://web.archive.org/web/19991204110259/http://users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/organization.html</ref>
  
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/military/civilwar/csamilitary.html USGenWeb] Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}}<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|2126718|Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930}}
  
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
  
*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
  
 
*[[Georgia in the Civil War|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. <br>
 
*[[Georgia in the Civil War|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. <br>

Latest revision as of 10:12, 4 January 2018

61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Also called 26th Regiment was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in May, 1862. It was formed by using the 7th Georgia Battalion as its nucleus. [1]

For more information on the history of the 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, see the following:

The Wikipedia article, 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 2 November 2011). [2]

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 1,852 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


  • Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see  Roster on page 1



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; 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, 1861-1865 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.
  • Nichols, G. W. (George W.). A soldier's story of his regiment (61st Georgia) : and incidentally of the Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade Army Northern Virginia. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082375

References[edit | edit source]