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Confederate Regiment

53rd Georgia Infantry

Disbanded/Mustered out on 4/1865
Commanding Officers:
  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.

We have 9 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtColwell, J. B.MWIA   09/16
APvtLatta, John P.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCaptMarshborne, Samuel William        We have some details for this person
DPvtHagens, John C.MWIA   09/17
DPvtUrquhart, William H.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtWright, William J.WIA/POW   09/16     We have some details for this person
F&SLColSloan, Thomas MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
UnkLtBrown, C. C.MWIA   09/17
UnkPvtOcrue, S. Died   00/00     We have some details for this person

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