- Washington Rifles (E), Sandersville, Capt. S. A. H. Jones
- Gate City Guards (F), Atlanta, Capt. W. L. Ezzard, and later Capt. C. A. Stone
- Bainbridge Independents (G), Capt. John W. Evans
- Dahlonega Volunteers (H), Capt. Alfred Harris, who resigned and was succeeded by Thomas B. Cabaniss, elected from the ranks of the company from Forsyth
- Walker Light Infantry (I), Augusta, Capt. Samuel H. Crump
- Quitman Guards (K), Forsyth, Capt. J. S. Pinkard (these ten forming the First Georgia）
When the first ten companies of this list organized as the First regiment of Georgia volunteers, April 3, 1861, at Camp Oglethorpe, Macon
, they elected the following officers: James N. Ramsey
, colonel; James O. Clark
; George H. Thompson
Capt. Andrew Dunn
was appointed quartermaster; Capt. George W. Cunningham
, and Lieut. James W. Anderson
The last named became major in the fall of 1861 on the resignation of Clark
as lieutenant-colonel and the promotion of Thompson
to his position.
The enlistment of the troops composing the regiment was dated from March 18, 1861, the day on which the members of these companies had enrolled their names in response to the call of the governor.
The other four companies mentioned above were at the same time organized into the First independent battalion, with Captain Larey
as major, their enlistment also dating from March 18th. Two days after the organization, Governor Brown
reviewed the troops before a vast assemblage, and delivered an eloquent speech which aroused the enthusiasm of all.
In a few days the First Georgia volunteers boarded