and W. G. Foster
, Lieut.-Cols. R. H. Moore
and J. W. Pearce
R. H. Moore
, J. W. Pearce
and S. F. Williams
's Georgia legion, which supplied the greater part of this regiment, served in east Tennessee
in 1862 and the early part of 1863.
Of the Sixty-sixth Georgia regiment, the following officers are all of whom a record has been obtained: Col. J. C. Nisbet
; Capts. A. H. Reid
, Company F; G. V. Hall
, Company G, and J. Thornton
, Company I.
But Capt. Thomas L. Langston
is mentioned in the reports of July and August, 1864, as ranking captain in command.
This regiment served in the Atlanta
campaigns, losing heavily in the battle of July 22d, at Atlanta
, and again in the battle of Nashville
, where with the First Georgia Confederate it was led by Lieut.-Col. James C. Gordon
In the spring of 1865 these two regiments were consolidated with the First battalion sharpshooters and the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth regiments, under the name of the First Georgia Confederate battalion.
Under General Johnston
it participated in the campaign of the Carolinas
, laying down its arms near Goldsboro
, April 26, 1865.
The First battalion Georgia
infantry, sharpshooters, was made up of four independent companies under Maj. Arthur Shaaf
(A) H. D. Twyman
, (B) A. L. Hartridge
, (C) William H. Ross
, (D) G. C. Dent
It served on the Georgia coast
through 1862 and 1863; was drilled to act either as infantry or heavy artillery; was distinguished in the defense of Fort McAllister
in the attack upon that little fortress in February, 1863, and was sent to the army of Tennessee in time to take part in the battles of Chickamauga
and Missionary Ridge
It participated in the Atlanta
campaigns, and in the spring of 1865, being consolidated with the First Georgia Confederate and the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Sixty-sixth Georgia regiments, it was engaged in the campaign of the Carolinas