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Confederate Regiment

53rd Georgia Infantry

Disbanded/Mustered out: 4/1865

 

Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  LCol. Thomas Sloan
  Capt. S. W. Marshborne

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - McLaws' Division
  Brigade - Semmes' Brigade


Unit history

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.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 276; Killed in Action (KIA): 12; Wounded (WIA): 63;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 27.2%

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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

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 20 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtColwell, J. B.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtLatta, John P.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtWall, Moses RosserMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtEddleman, David J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCaptMarshborne, Samuel William        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtWilloughby, Harrison J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtCruce, Stephen OliverKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtHogan, John C.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtSmith, E. H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtUrquhart, William N.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ELtBrown, C. C.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtEdge, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtGassett, John F. M.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtWright, William J.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtGuest, B. F.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtBowers, Joel KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtSmoot, A. J.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtHill, R. W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtTate, J. G.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SLColSloan, Thomas MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person

 

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