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13th Georgia Infantry Regiment, (CSA)

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  • Pvt. Charles Robert Lyons, (CSA) (1834 - 1909)
    ALTERNATE SURNAME: "Lyons" Early records are mostly Lyon without the "s". PMLyons1834. CHARLES ROBERT LYON(S). Charles Robert Lyon was born on 26 June 1834 at Sandersville in Washington County, Georgia...
  • Pvt. John Franklin Moore (CSA) (1829 - 1905)
    John Moore served in Company K, Georgia 13th Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : May 14 2022, 11:49:56 UTC
  • Pvt. William Henry Harrison Hodnett (CSA) (1844 - 1914)
    William Hodnett enlisted in Company K, Georgia 13th Infantry Regiment on 18 Nov 1862. Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
  • Pvt. Samuel Graham Hodnett (CSA) (1842 - 1906)
    Conscripted 1 May 1862 as a Private into Evans'Guards, Troup Co., GA, Co. K, 13th Regt GA Inf, Gordon's Division; Jan 1863 he was a nurse at Staunton, VA, Hospital; reported missing since 15 June 1864;...
  • Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Hodnett (CSA) (1828 - 1898)
    Thomas Hodnett enlisted in Company K, Georgia 13th Infantry Regiment on 01 May 1862. He surrendered to the Union on May 4, 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama. He was released on May 16, 1865.*


13th Georgia Infantry Regiment

“Bartow Light Infantry”


June Organized at Griffin, Georgia under Colonel Walton Ector, Lieutenant Colonel Marcellus Douglass.

Summer In western Virginia

December Ordered to Charleton, South Carolina


February 1 Colonel Ector died in Greenville, Georgia, where he had hoped to recover his health. Lieutenant Colonel Douglass was promoted to colonel. Captain John B. Harris of Company A was promoted to major.

spring Whitemarch Island

mid-June Moved from Georgia to Virginia and attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley

August 20 Attached to Lawton’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia

August 28-30 Second Battle of Manassas

The regiment lost 9 men killed and 19 wounded. Colonel Douglass took command of the brigade when General Lawton took over the division after General Ewell was wounded.

September 17 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Divany A. Kidd. It lost 48 men killed and 166 wounded. Colonel Douglass was killed commanding the brigade just south of the Cornfield.

September Major Harris was promoted to lieutenant colonel, with rank to date from September 17.

December 13 Lieutenant Kidd was elected captain


April 11 Attached to Gordon’s Brigade of Early’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

May 1-4 Battle of Chancellorsville

June 13-15 Second Battle of Winchester

The regiment lost 13 casualties.

July 1-3 Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Thomas M. Smith and brought 312 men to the field. It lost 37 men killed, 75 wounded and 25 missing. Captain V.T. Nunnelie and Lieutenant R.W. Meacham were both killed on July 1 in the attack on the Union Eleventh Corps north of Gettysburg.

July 5 Major Harris was captured at Monterey.

December 14 Lieutenant Colonel Harris was promoted to colonel


May 4-5 Battle of the Wilderness

May 12 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

May 21 Attached to Evan’s Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

June 1-4 Battle of Cold Harbor

June 13 Attached to Evans’ Brigade of Gordon’s Division of the Army of the Valley

June 17-18 Battle of Lynchburg

June 19-21 Pursuit of Hunter

June 22 Day of rest at Salem

June 23-26 Advance into the Shenandoah Valley to Staunton

June 28-July 2 Advance from Staunton to near Harpers Ferry

July 5-6 Crossed the Potomac at Boteler’s Ford and advances to west of Frederick

July 9 Battle of Monocacy

July 10 The advance on Washington continued through an extremely hot day.

July 11-12 Battle of Fort Stevens

July 13-15 Left Washington, crossed the Potomac at White’s Ford, and marched across Loudon County.

July 16 Crossed the Blue Ridge at Snickers Gap to Berryville

July 19 Moved to Strasburg

July 24 Second Battle of Kernstown

August 8 At Bunker Hill

August 10 To Winchester

August 12 To Fisher’s Hill

August 17 Returned to Winchester and Bunker Hill.

August 22 To Charles Town

August 25-26 Feint toward Williamsport and return to Bunker Hill.

September 5 To Winchester

September 19 Third Battle of Winchester

September 22 Battle of Fisher’s Hill

October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek

December 9 Returned with Gordon’s Division from the Shenandoah Valley to the Richmond area. Attached to Gordon’s Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia


March 25 Fort Steadman

Captain Kidd was killed.

April 9 Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 12 officers and 161 enlisted men.