53rd Georgia InfantryDisbanded/Mustered out on 4/1865
LCol. Thomas Sloan
Capt. S. W. Marshborne
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: 276
Killed in Action (KIA): 12
Wounded (WIA): 63
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 27.2%
Maps Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #359: Semmes' Brigade, McLaws' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Corps - Longstreet's Command
Division - McLaws' Division
Brigade - Semmes' Brigade
History of the Unit:
This regiment was formed in May, 1862, at Griffin, GA, and was sent to Virginia in time to take part in McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Upon reaching Virginia, it was assigned to Semmes's Brigade.
In the Antietam Campaign:
The Regiment attacked through the Cornfield early in the morning of the 17th. Their commanding officer, LCol Sloan was there mortally wounded, and command went to Captain Sam Marshborne of Company C. Capt Marshborne wrote the after-action report of the battle.
The remainder of the War:
The 53rd Georgia served with the Army of Northern Virginia until it's surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865, except during Longstreet's 1863 expedition to Georgia and Tennessee.
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