Brief History of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, a photo of Gen."Tige" Anderson, and Gen. Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia.....

My hobby is research on the Georgia Confederate Regiments of Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson, (nicknamed by the men as "Tige"). Anderson's Brigade was composed of the 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 59th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiments. How these men (and boys!) survived four years in Gen. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia still fascinates me 145 years after Appomattox. The courage, determination and valor of these men, in the direst of circumstances, is really a story of the human spirit, seeking to survive in the midst of chaos, destruction and war. My Georgia ancestors fought and died for a cause they believed in. The "political correctness" of the 2000's sometimes tends to diminish the struggles of the forgotten or the unpopular. I feverently hope that courage, devotion to duty and bravery will never go out of style. It really wasn't that long ago when another group of brothers from Georgia, my Dad (Nealy) and his two brothers (James and George Griffin) fought again, this time for the United States against Germany and Japan. May God Bless the boys from Georgia! I consider this Web Page a priviledge, and an honor, and want to share this small bit of history of these very brave and galant men,with descendents and interested parties....

Photo of Brigadier General George T. Anderson, called "Tige" (short for Tiger?) by the men of the Brigade. Anderson was a Colonel with the 11th Ga., but when Col. Bartow was killed at 1st Manasses, Anderson assumed command of the Brigade. From 1861 'till late 1862, the Brigade was composed of the 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th Ga. Regiments along with the 1st Ga. Regulars and the 1st Ky. In late '62, the 1st Ga. and 1st Ky. were shipped out, and replaced by the 59th Ga. From late '62 until Appomattox, these five "sister" regiments fought as Anderson's Brigade. Anderson was promoted to Brigadier Gen. in Nov. of '62, and was severely wounded in the Rose woods as his men fought to take the Wheatfield at Gettysburg on 2 July, 1863. He recovered to re-join the Brigade in Eastern Tenn. when Longstreet's Corps was attached to Bragg's Army of Tenn. He led the Brigade after recovering from Gettyburg 'till Appomattox. From what I can read, Gen. Anderson was a very brave man, and well respected by the men in ranks.
















Brief history of the 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.......
The 9th Ga. was formed from Georgia citizens in June of 1861. The different Companies, A-K were from different parts of Georgia. My GGGrandfather's Co. "K" was formed in Americus, Ga. (Sumter County) 11 June, 1861. After shipping to Virginia, the Companies combined to form the Regiment. The 9th was involved in over 60 engagements where men were killed, wounded or captured, suffering over 50% casualties at Gettysburg, Knoxville (Ft. Louden), and the Wilderness. For their actions at Gettysburg, the 9th was awarded the Confederate "Roll of Honor". The 9th Ga. was in Gen. James Longstreet's I (first) Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia until Sept. of '63, when Longstreet's Corps was sent to Tenn. and became part of the Army of Tenneessee. After a miserable winter in the mountains of Eastern Tenn, Longstreet's Corps was sent back to Virginia in May of '64 to counter Grant at the Wilderness. The 9th remained in Virginia until the end of the war, having served in almost all of the A.N.V.'s campaigns with distinction. Please see the other pages for a complete listing of the known battles the 9th was involved in. This unit was a veteran, hardfighting group of men......

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9th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
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This regiment was formed on June 11, 1861. It was assigned to Bartow's Brigade.
The regiment was organized as follows:
Field staff and band

Colonels
Goulding, Edward Ross (June 11, 1861 - April 4, 1862 [Died of disease])
Turnipseed, Richard A. (April 15, 1862 - July 26, 1862 [Resigned])
Beck, Benjamin (August 1, 1862 - March 16, 1864 [Resigned because of disability])
Hoge, Edward F. (March 1, 1864 - ?)
Lieutenant Colonel
Turnipseed, Richard A. (June 11, 1861 - April 15, 1862)
Mounger, John C. (April 15, 1862 - July 2, 1863 [Killed at Gettysburg])
Hoge, Edward F. (August 17, 1863 - March 1, 1864)
Webb, John G. (February 23, 1865 - ?)
Major
Mounger, John C. (June 11, 1861 - April 15, 1862)
Jones, William M. (April 18, 1862 - October 26, 1864 [Died from wounds received at Spotsylvania on May12, 1864])
Arnold, John W., Sr. (June, 1864 - Surrendered at Appomattox, April 9, 1865)
Webb, John G. (October 26, 1864 - February 23, 1865)
Adjutant
Bacon, Augustus Octavius (June 15, 1861 - May, 1862 [Resigned because of disability])
Jones, John A. (June, 1862 - Surrendered at Appomattox, April 9, 1865)
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Companies
Company A - Irwin Guards (Wilkes County)
Company B - Chattooga Volunteers (Chattooga County)
Company C - Hillyer Rifles (Walton County)
Company D - Fort Gaines Guards (Clay County)
Company E - Talbot Guards (Talbot County)
Company F - Baldwin County Volunteers (Baldwin County)
Company G - LaFayette Volunteers (Walker County)
Company H - Brooks County Rifles (Brooks County)
Company I - Toombs Guards (Bulloch County)
Company K - Americus Volunteer Rifles (Sumter County)
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Assignments
Bartow's Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah
Bartow's-S. Jones' Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (July-October 1861)
S. Jones' Brigade, 2nd Corps, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia (October 1861-January 1862)
S. Jones'-D. R. Jones' Brigade, G. W. Smith's Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia (January-April 1862)
D. R. Jones'-Semmes'-G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Toombs'-D. R. Jones' Division, Magruder's Command, Army of Northern Virginia (April-July 1862)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, D. R. Jones' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (July-October 1862)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (October 1862-February 1863)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia (Februrary-April 1863)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, Department of Southern Virginia (April-May 1863)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May-September 1863)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Tennessee (September-November 1863)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's-Field's Division, Department of East Tennessee (November 1863-April 1864)
G. T. Anderson's Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (April 1864-April 1865)
(Excerpted from the Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia, by Stewart Sifakis, published by Facts on File [out of print])
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Battles
Yorktown Siege (April 1862)
Ellison's Mill, New Bridge, and Mechanicsville [skirmishes] (May 23-24, 1862)
Williamsburg (May 5, 1862) (Not listed in Sifakis)
Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Garnett's and Golding's Farms (June 27-28, 1862)
Allen's Farm (July 1, 1862) (Not listed in Sifakis)
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862) *Battle Honor
Rappahannock Station (August 23, 1861)
Thoroughfare Gap (August 28, 1862)
2nd Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862)
South Mountain (September 14, 1862) (Not listed in Sifakis)
Antietam (September 17, 1862) *Battle Honor
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Suffolk Campaign (April-May 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) *Battle Honor
Funkstown, Md (July 10, 1863)
Chattanooga Siege (September-November 1863)
Knoxville Siege (November-December 1863)
The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
Ream's Station (August 25, 1864)
Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
(Excerpted from the Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia, by Stewart Sifakis, published by Facts on File [out of print])
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General Robert E. Lee's farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia

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Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia


by Robert E. Lee


After four years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.

I need not tell the survivors of so many hard-fought battles who have remained steadfast to the last that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them; but feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that would have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged.

You may take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection.

With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration of myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.

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