Reuben Battle Nisbet(1830 - 1901)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A physician before the War, he was originally elected Captain, Company B, of the 3rd Georgia Infantry on 26 April 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in December 1862 to rank from 1 July 1862 (shown here at that rank). He was wounded at Malvern Hill, Virginia on 1 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded also at Sharpsburg, in the combat in the Sunken Road, and taken prisoner by men of the 132nd Pennsylvania, according to their after-action report.
The remainder of the War:
He was detailed away to Augusta, Georgia on account of wounds 4 May 1864, and retired on disability on the 16th of that month.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information above from Henderson1: her Roster for the 3rd Georgia is transcribed online at the 3rd Georgia site. Additional biographical details from Krick2, thanks to Jenny Goellnitz (AP Hill site).
|Birth Date: 02/06/1830 Place of Birth: Madison County, GA |
Death Date: 4/10/1901 Death Place: Eatonton, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, ed., Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1955-1964 [AotW citation 536]
2 Krick, Robert K., Lee's Colonels: A Biographical Register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, Dayton (Oh): Morningside Press, 1979 [AotW citation 537]
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