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By John C. Rigdon

ISBN-10: 1519431325

ISBN-13: 9781519431325

The Phillips Legion's Infantry Battalion shaped the infantry element of this Georgia unit. As initially geared up in 1861 the Legion contained six infantry businesses (A -F) and 4 cavalry businesses. in the course of the spring of 1862, 3 new infantry businesses, L, M and O, have been recruited in Cobb and Bartow counties and additional to the Infantry Battalion. those 9 businesses, conserving their unique corporation letter designations, served in the course of the rest of the warfare. Like just about all Civil battle Legions, the infantry and cavalry battalions of the unit have been separated early within the conflict (July 1862).
Shortly after being mustered into accomplice provider at Lynchburg, Va. on August ninth 1861, the unit was once ordered into the mountains of western Virginia (today's West Virginia) to serve within the military of the Kanawha lower than basic John B. Floyd. The unit persevered brutal iciness climate and illness until eventually December sixteen, 1861 whilst it was once ordered to South Carolina. The unit, now increased with the addition of businesses L, M & O, subsequent served within the division of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In July of 1862 the Battalion lower back to Virginia as a part of Thomas Drayton's combined Georgia, South Carolina brigade, becoming a member of the military of Northern Virginia. It was once reassigned to normal T R R Cobb's Georgia brigade in November of 1862 and persevered to serve with the ANV until eventually the past due summer time of 1863 whilst it used to be moved west to Georgia in addition to divisions of Longstreet's Corps, serving within the military of Tennessee at Chattanooga and later within the division of East Tennessee in the course of the Knoxville crusade. again to Virginia in April of 1864, the unit back served within the military of Northern Virginia. In August of 1864, the unit joined the military of the Valley District the place it served within the Shenandoah Valley till November, 1864. once more again to the military of Northern Virginia, the Battalion served in that military throughout the warfare.
Companies Of Phillips Legion
Company A. - "Greene Rifles" - Greene County
Company B -"Dalton Guards" - Whitfield County
Company C - "Habersham Rifles" or "Habersham Volunteers" - Cobb and Habersham Counties
Company D - "Polk Rifles" - Polk County.
Company E - "Blue Ridge Rifles" - Lumpkin County.
Company F - "Lochrane Guards" - Bibb County.
Company L - "Blackwell Volunteers" - Cobb County.
Company M - "Denmead Volunteers" - Cobb County.
Company O - "Marietta Guards" - Cobb and Bartow County.

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