56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was also called 55th Regiment and was organized during the late spring of 1862. Some of the men were from Carroll, Chattahoochee, and Dooly counties. National Park Service, 
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 836-837
- Company A - Campbell. and Coweta countanies - see - Roster - on page 837-843; USGenWeb
- Company B - Carroll County - see - Roster - on page 843-852; USGenWeb
- Company C - Carroll County - see - Roster - on page 852-860; USGenWeb
- Company D - Hall County - see - Roster - on page 860-868; USGenWeb
- Company E - Fulton County - see - Roster - on page 869-875
- Company F - Cobb County - see - Roster - on page 875-883; USGenWeb
- Company G - Milton County - see - Roster - on page 883-891
- Company H - Carroll County - see - Roster - on page on 892-899; USGenWeb
- Company I - Carroll and Coweta counties - see - Roster - on page 899-906; USGenWeb
- Company K - Heard County- see - Roster - on page 907-917
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; also 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, 1861-1865 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).