51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized in February, 1862, with men from Early, Mitchell, Miller, Terrell, Washington, Randolph, Clay, Daughterty, and Lee counties. 
For more information on the history of the 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, see the following:
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster - on page 370-371
- Company A - ("Early Volunteers") Early County - see - Roster - on page 371-378; USGenWeb
- Company B - ("Lee Guards") Lee County - see - Roster - on page 379-385; USGenWeb
- Company C - ("Mitchell Van Guards") Mitchell County - see - Roster - on page 386-393; USGenWeb
- Company D - ("Miller Guards ") Baker, Colquitt and Miller Counties - see - Roster - on page 394-400; USGenWeb
- Company E - ("Pochitla Guards") Baker, and Calhoun Counties - see - Roster - on page 400-408; USGenWeb
- Company F - ("Terrell Infantry") Terrell County - see - Roster - on page 408-415; USGenWeb
- Company G - ("Harrison Volunteers") Quitman County - see - Roster - on page 415-420; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Randolph Rangers") Randolph County - see - Roster - on page 420-428; USGenWeb
- Company I - ("Clay Volunteers") Clay County - see - Roster - on page 428-435; USGenWeb
- Company K - ("Dougherty Gray" or "Dougherty Guards") County not given- see - Roster - on page 435-441; USGenWeb
Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat FHL Collection HATHI TRUST Digital Library HATHI TRUST; alson on USGenWeb
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.