Georgia Volunteers Infantry Regiment organized in the spring of 1861
and mustered into service in July 1861. The regiment obtained
from Fannin, Gilmer, Hall, Houston, Lee, Murray, Quitman and Walton
counties. The regiment was sent to Virginia and served first in the
Potomac District, then was assigned to the Army of Northern
regiment's winter quarters were at Center Hill, Virginia.
There was a great deal of illness that winter. Some
of the men were lost due to death and discharge.
11th Georgia fought in the various campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, from the Seven Days Battles to Cold Harbor, excepting the period when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, in Georgia and at Knoxville. The regiment did not participate in the Battle of Chickamauga. After taking part in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia south and north of the James River the 11th was active in the conflicts around Appomattox. The regiment contained 573 effective fighting men in April 1862, had 140 at Sharpsburg, and lost 65 percent of the 310 men engaged at Gettysburg. From 14 April to 6 May the regiment sustained 110 casualties. From 1 August to 31 December 1864 there were 51 disabled.
The regiment surrendered with 9 April 1865 having 16 officers and 176 men. Field Officers were Colonels George T. Anderson, and Francis Little; Lieutenant Colonels Theodore L. Guerry and William Luffman and Majors Charles T. Goode, Henry D. McDaniel, and Western R. Welsh.
Units of the Confederate States Army By: Joseph H. Crute, Jr. Durwent Books, Midlothian, Virginia 1987
Richmond's Wartime Hospitals By Rebecca Barbour Calcutt, Pelican Publishing Co., Inc. Gretna, Louisiana 2005
Confederate Flags in the Georgia State Capitol Collection Pail Ellington, Editor, Office of Georgia Secretary of State 1994
Various Internet sources, including the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
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