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[131] Adjt. W. A. Holson; Capts. (B) B. B. Bower, (D) R. Duvall, (H) A. P. Newhart, (K) S. L. Turner. (See also Eighth Georgia cavalry regiment and Fifteenth Georgia battalion of cavalry.)

The Sixty-third regiment Georgia volunteers was mustered in with the following officers: Col. George A. Gordon, Lieut.-Col. George R. Black, Maj. John R. Giles, Commissary G. W. Lamar, Asst. Quartermaster C. J. White, Adjt. J. S. Hammond. The captains were: (A) J. V. H. Allen, (B) James T. Buckner, (C) E. J. Craven, (D) E. H. Harrison, (E) Thad. Oliver, (F) John H. Losser, (G) D. N. Martin, (H) H. H. Scranton, (I) C. W. Howard, (K) William J. Dixon. Captain Allen soon became major. This regiment was formed in December, 1862, in the following manner: The Oglethorpe artillery, which had been the Oglethorpe infantry, Company D, of Ramsey's First Georgia, was detached from the Twelfth Georgia battalion of artillery (acting as infantry and stationed at Jacksboro, Tenn.), and being ordered to Savannah was united with the Thirteenth infantry (Phoenix) battalion, which had been serving on the Georgia coast from the beginning of the war; to these, other detached companies were added, and the new regiment thus formed was called the Sixty-third Georgia. The regiment served as infantry and heavy artillery at Thunderbolt and Rosedew island, and two of its companies (B and K) at Battery Wagner near Charleston, in 1863. In May, 1864, it was ordered to Dalton. It served in the Atlanta campaign, being particularly distinguished at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, where it was complimented in general orders; in the Tennessee campaign, where with the First volunteer regiment it formed part of the rear guard on Hood's retreat; was consolidated in the spring of 1865 with the Fifty-seventh and First volunteer, the united command being styled the First Georgia, and took part in the campaign of the Carolinas under General Johnston.

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