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.
On the Sharpsburg 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.
Initial Strength: 276; Killed in Action (KIA): 12; Wounded (WIA): 63;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 27.2%
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After the Sharpsburg Campaign
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.
We have 9 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|A||Pvt||Colwell, J. B.||MWIA 09/16|
|A||Pvt||Latta, John P.||WIA 09/17|
|C||Capt||Marshborne, Samuel William|
|D||Pvt||Cruce, Stephen Oliver||KIA 09/17|
|D||Pvt||Hogan, John C.||MWIA 09/17|
|D||Pvt||Urquhart, William H.||MWIA 09/17|
|E||Lt||Brown, C. C.||MWIA 09/17|
|E||Pvt||Wright, William J.||WIA/POW 09/16|
|F&S||LCol||Sloan, Thomas||MWIA 09/17|
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