By John C. Rigdon
The Infantry Battalion recruited a lot of its males from Gilmer, Fannin, Floyd, Lumpkin, Union, Pickens, White, cities, and Habersham counties. Assigned to the dept of East Tennessee, it served in Kentucky and later was once stationed in Cumberland hole and Loudon, Tennessee. through the spring of 1863, the Infantry Battalion merged into the sixty fifth Georgia Infantry Regiment. Colonel Sumner J. Smith resigned on March ninth and used to be succeeded via John Simpson Fain.
After serving in East Tennessee the unit used to be hooked up to J. H. Kelly's, J. ok. Jackson's, and Gist's Brigade, military of Tennessee. The sixty fifth fought with the military starting at Chickamauga.
Companies Of The GA sixty fifth Infantry Regiment
Company A, "Gilmer gentle Guards" Gilmer And Pickens Counties
Company B, Fannin County, Georgia
Company C, "Dixie Rangers" White County, Georgia
Company D, "Freemen Of Floyd County" Floyd County, Georgia
Company E, Fannin County, Georgia
Company F, White County, Georgia
Company G, cities County, Georgia
Company H, Gilmer County, Georgia
Company I Habersham County, Georgia
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Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 65th Infantry Regiment (Georgia Regimental History Series Book 93) by John C. Rigdon