Our friends at Savas Beatie have been pumping out some interesting resource material lately. We told you recently about their index for the National Tribune. Their latest outing is a four-volume Biographical Roster of Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiments.
The 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Georgia infantry regiments spent most of the Civil War fighting under Brig. Gen. George Thomas “Tige” Anderson in Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Until now, no biographical roster of their members has ever been published.
According to the publisher, “These Georgians saw it all, from the bloody battle of First Manassas through the ferocious combat of Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and the long siege of Petersburg. They finally furled their banners at Appomattox.”
Nearly 5,000 men passed through these four Georgia regiments. Each roster is organized by company in a simple and easy-to-use format. Entries feature full names (if known), promotions, demotions, casualties, transfers, and resignations for every rank—an unprecedented look into men and the structure and evolution of these organizations. They include the most comprehensive examination of the personnel originally enlisted and their subsequent service histories within these units in chronological order for the first time.
Compiler and author Richard Allen has spent nearly two decades researching scores of archives and other sources to prepare these rosters. He utilized primary sources such as the Official Records, Compiled Service Records, newspaper accounts, diaries, letters, census information, burial records, and a variety of documents from both published sources and private collections. Students of the Civil War, genealogists, and enthusiasts of Georgia history will find these rosters invaluable.
A 1990 graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art, Allen is a lifelong student of the American Civil War. The Maryland native spent a large part of his youth roaming the battlefields of the Eastern Theater and has remained a student of the Civil War ever since.
Only 100 sets—signed and numbered—were printed:
- The 7th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865. A Biographical Roster (302 pp)
- The 8th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865. A Biographical Roster (276 pp)
- The 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865. A Biographical Roster (226 pp)
- The 11th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865. A Biographical Roster (280 pp)
SPECS: Arrestox B Dove Gray cloth with red printing on cover and spine, head and foot bands, 60-lb. acid-free paper, 7 x 10
INDIVIDUAL: $44.95 each plus $5.00 shipping.
SET: $160.00 plus $12.00 shipping