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45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry

List of all the men that served in the 45th  http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

45th Infantry Regiment was organized by Colonel T. Hardeman, Jr. during the winter of 1861-1862.

 Many of the men were recruited in the counties of Greene, Dooly, Taylor, Gray, Berrien.


Ordered to Virginia the regiment was placed under the command of Generals J. R. Anderson and E. L. Thomas. It served in the arduous campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the battles and hardships of the trenches of Petersburg and the Appomattox operations.

This unit lost 7 killed and 35 wounded at Second Manassas and 5 killed and 43 wounded at Fredericksburg.

At Chancellorsville it lost ten percent of the 350 engaged, and at Gettysburg about ten percent of the 331 were disabled.

The 45th surrendered with 8 officers and 85 men.

Its field commanders were Colonels Thomas Hardeman, Jr. and T.J. Simmons; Lieutenant Colonels James W. Carter, C.A. Conn, Washington L. Grice, and William S. Wallace; and Majors Aurelius W. Gibson and M.R. Rogers.


 



Staff

Colonel

  • Hardeman, Thomas, Jr.- Elected Captain of Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Inf. April 20, 1861; Major May 15, 1861; Colonel of the 45th Regiment Ga. Inf. March 15, 1862. Resigned October 13, 1862.
  • Simmons, Thomas J.- Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. E, 6th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 27, 1861. Resigned March 15, 1862. Elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th Regiment Ga. Inf. March 15, 1862. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Elected Colonel October 13, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel

  • Simmons, Thomas J. See Colonel
  • Conn, Charles Augustus - Captain March 4, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Elected Major June 22, 1864; Lieutenant Colonel December 2, 1864. Killed at Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Buried there.
  • Wallace, William Sharp Co. E., Captain March 4, 1862. Wounded near Richmond, Va. June 1862; through neck, breaking jaw bone, and in right arm and shoulder, at Cedar Run, Va. August 9, 1862. Elected Major March 17, 1864; Lieutenant Colonel June 22, 1864. Retired to Invalid Corps December 2, 1864. (Born in Ga. November 9, 1828.)
  • Carter, James W. - Co. C., Captain March 4, 1862. Elected Major May 2, 1868; Lieutenant Colonel March 17, 1864. Killed at Weldon Railroad, Va. June 22, 1864.
  • Grice, Washington Leonidas - Appointed 2d Sergeant of Co. G, 6th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 27, 1861. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant February 27, 1862; Major of the 45th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 15, 1862; Lieutenant Colonel October 13, 1862. Resigned March 17, 1864. Appointed Orderly Sergeant of Pruden's Battery Light Artillery Ga. State Troops May 26, 1864. Surrendered at Millegeville, Ga. May 12, 1865. (Born in Ga.)

Major

  • Grice, Washington Leonidas - See Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Rogers, Matthew Roberts - Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Inf. April 20, 1861. Elected Captain of Co. A, 45th Regiment Ga. Inf. February 1, 1862; Major October 13, 1862. Wounded in 1862. Resigned May 6, 1863.
  • Carter, James W. - See Lieutenant Colonel 
  • Wallace, William Sharp See Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Conn, Charles Augustus See Lieutenant Colonel
  • Gibson, Aurelius W. - Captain Co. K., March 4, 1862. Wounded at Frazier's Farm, Va. June 30, 1862. Elected Major December 2, 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Sent to Old Capitol Prison at Washington, D. C. March 27, 1865; to Fort Delaware, Del. March 30, 1865, and released there July 24, 1866.

Adjutant

  • Cherry, George F. - Appointed 1st Sergeant of Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Inf. April 20, 1861. Discharged April 4, 1862. Appointed 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant (to rank from April 1, 1862) May 9, 1862. Elected Captain of Co. A, June 15, 1864. Roll dated February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him on furlough of indulgence. No later record.
  • Johnson, Francis S., Jr. - Co. F., 4th Sergeant March 4, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant September 25, 1862. Appointed Adjutant August 16, 1864. Elected Captain of Co. I, February 1865. Pension records show he was furloughed for 30 days on account of sickness April 2, 1865. Died at Gray, Ga. July 25, 1911.
  • Hardeman, Robert Uller - Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Infantry August 28, 1861. Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant of the 45th Regiment Ga. Infantry October 1, 1862; Adjutant. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. 


Companies

  • (Company A) Gresham Rifles (Bibb County)
  • (Company B) Rutland Volunteers (Monroe County)
  • (Company C) Dooly Volunteers (Dooly County)
  • (Company D) McCowan Guards (Monroe County)
  • (Company E) Taylor Volunteers (Taylor County) 
  • (Company F) Gray Volunteers (Jones County)
  • (Company G) Myrick Volunteers (Baldwin County)
  • (Company H) Henderson Rangers (Houston County)
  • (Company I) Byars Volunteers (Butts County)
  • (Company K) Ray Guards (Crawford County)


Battles

  • Hanover Court House, Virginia (5/27/62)
  • Seven Days Battles, Virginia (6/25/62 - 7/1/62)
  • Cedar Mountain, Virginia (8/9/62)
  • Second Bull Run, Virginia (8/28/62 - 8/30/62)
  • Harper's Ferry, West Virginia (9/12/62 - 9/15/62)
  • Antietam, Maryland (9/17/62)
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (12/13/62)
  • Chancellorsville, Virginia (5/1/63 - 5/4/63)
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (7/1/63 - 7/3/63)
  • Williamsport, Maryland (7/6/63)
  • Bristoe Campaign, Virginia (10/63)
  • Mine Run Campaign, Virginia (11/63 - 12/63)
  • Wilderness, Virginia (5/5/64 - 5/6/64) 
  • Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia (5/8/64 - 5/21/64)
  • North Anna, Virginia (5/23/64 - 5/26/64)
  • Cold Harbor, Virginia (6/1/64 - 6/3/64)
  • Petersburg Siege, Virginia (6/1/64 - 4/1/65)
  • Weldon Railroad, Virginia (8/18/64 - 8/22/64)
  • Fort Stedman, Virginia (3/25/65)
  • Appomattox Court House, Virginia (4/9/65)

 

 

List of all the men that served in the 45th  http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

 

 

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