Served in Company I, 18th Inf., Georgia as Pvt
Residence Dooly County GA;
Enlisted on 6/22/1861 at Dooly County, GA as a Private.
On 6/22/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. GA 18th Infantry
He died of disease on 4/24/1862 at Ashland, VA
Buried: Woodland Cemetery, Ashland, VA
- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
- Research by Keith Fleckner
Unit Details:18th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1861 with slightly more than
750 men. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Cobb, Newton, Stephens, Jackson, and
Dooly. The regiment was ordered to Virginia and first served under General Wigfall, then was
brigaded under Hood, T.R.R. Cobb, Wofford, and DuBose. It fought with the Army of Northern
Virginia from Seven Pines to Gettysburg, moved with Longstreet
to Georgia, but was not engaged at Chickamauga. After serving at Knoxville it returned to
Virginia and saw action at The
and Cold Harbor, participated in
Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in various conflicts around
Appomattox. In April, 1862, it contained 634 effectives, reported 14 killed and 128 wounded at
Gaines' Mill, and had 19 killed
and 114 wounded at Second
Manassas. The regiment lost fifty-seven percent of the 176 engaged at Sharpsburg. There were 14 killed and 72
wounded at Chancellorsville, and
of the 302 who saw action at Gettysburg, twelve percent were disabled.
Many were captured at Sayler's Creek and only 1 officer and 52 were surrendered in April, 1865. Its commanding officers were
Colonels Joseph Armstrong, S.Z. Ruff, and William T. Wofford; Lieutenant Colonel Francis M.
Ford; and Majors W.G. Calahan, John C. Griffis, Jefferson Johnson, and Joseph A.