A Brief History of the 10th Battalion Georgia Infantry
by Dennis B. Miller
Historian for the 10th Battalion Georgia Infantry
The 10th Battalion was organized at Griffin, Ga, March 17, 1862, of
companies mainly from Macon, Worth, Sumter and Bibb Counties. There
were also men from counties surrounding each of the aforementioned
counties. A 5th company was formed in July '62. In 1862, the
Battalion guarded prisoners held at Camp Oglethorpe in Macon from May to
December. They also guarded military installations within the city of
Macon. They were sent to Virginia in December 1862 and attached to
G.T. Anderson's Brigade through April '63. They did not guard any prisoners
other than those at Macon. They participated in the Suffolk Campaign
of Apr '63 and were later unattached from any brigade and posted at
Franklin, Va, for 8 months from August '63 to Apr '64. They did not
serve in N. Carolina except for patrols from Franklin. In April '64,
the Battalion was attached to A.R. Wright's Brigade and participated in
the campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg from May to June '64.
Maj. John E. Rylander was killed at Cold Harbor. Capt. James D.
Frederick of Co A, was promoted in his place. They were at Deep Bottom
Aug 16, '64 and Weldon R.R. Aug 21, '64 and remained on the lines at
Petersburg until the withdrawal Apr 2, '65. Maj. Frederick was wounded
at Deep Bottom and the command of the Battalion eventually fell to
Capt. Caleb Hill of Co A. Their last battle was at Farmville Apr 7, '65.
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