Unit History – 7th Georgia Infantry

2 06 2022

Was formed in May, 1861, at Atlanta, Georgia, and in June moved to Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Its members were raised in the counties of Coweta, Paulding, De Kalb, Franklin, Fulton, Heard, and Cobb. Assigned to Colonel F. S. Bartow’s Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, it was active in the fight at First Manassas. In April, 1862, the regiment had 611 effectives and served under the command of G. T. Anderson until the end of the war. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor, except when it was detached with Longstreet at Suffolk, in Georgia, and at Knoxville. The 7th was not involved in the Battle of Chickamauga. It was active in the long Petersburg siege south and north of the James River and later in the Appomattox Campaign. It reported 153 casualties at First Manassas, 147 during the Seven Days’ Battles, and 120 at Second Manassas. Losses were light at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, but from April 14 to May 6 there were 98 disabled, and from August 1 to December 31, 1864, the unit had 56 killed or wounded. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 24 officers and 164 men. The field officers were Colonels George H. Carmical, Lucius J. Gartrell, William W. White, and William T. Wilson; Lieutenant Colonels Moses T. Almon, James F. Cooper, and John Dunwoody; Majors Lemuel B. Anderson, E. W. Hoyle, John F. Kiser, and Horace H. Witt.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 88


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