Roster of the Battalion of the Georgia Military Institute Cadets
In the Confederate Army service in the Civil war from May 10th, 1864, to May 20th, 1865.
In May, 1864, and previous to that date, the Georgia
Military Institute, at Marietta, Ga.
, was composed of the various professors and cadets.
They were interested in the prospect of soon being ordered ‘to the front,’ and the old ‘G. M. I.’
campus was an interesting scene of active preparations of the boys to go to war. About the first of May studies were practically abandoned, in the contemplation of active duties in the field.
At that time the faculty of the institute was composed of splendid professors, distinguished as educators, namely:
General Frank W. Capers
as Superintendent and Instructor in Military Tactics
Captain James S. Austin
, Commandant of Cadets and Professor
of English Literature.
Captain Victor E. Manget
Captain John M. Richardson
of Higher Mathematics.
Captain Paul Eve
of Mathematics and English Branches
Rev. John W. Baker
of the Institute
, and Professor
of Belle Lettres.
Dr. E. J. Setze
, Physician and Surgeon
G. M. I.
, Quartermaster and Commissary.
About the first of May, 1864, orders were received for the battalion to prepare for active service.
Equipments of army guns and accoutrements, knacksacks, haversacks and canteens were received and issued to the cadets.
They were intensely interested in these preparatory events.
The battalion was divided into two companies in the duties at the Institute
, Company A and Company B, composed of boys 16 to 18 years of age, and in the same way they entered the army service.