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Company B, 3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Civil War muster roll

Collection number: ahc.MSS538f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the muster roll of Company B, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. It contains information on the members of Company B from April 26, 1862 to April 9, 1865. The muster roll gives a brief biography on the senior officers and basic information about the enlisted men. The captains were Reubeau B. Nisbet and John S. Reid. The 1st lieutenants were William W. Turner and William T. Reid. The 2nd lieutenants were William O'Brian; Robert A. Dennis; Reubin DeJanett; and L. C. Slade. The final tally listed eight commissioned officers, fifteen non-commissioned officers, and 111 privates.


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This collection is open for research.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Company B, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, also known as "Brown Rifles," was organized in Putnam County, Georgia, in April 1861. The 3rd Georgia Regiment served in the Army of Northern Virginia. Company B was originally led by Captain Reubeau B. Nisbet, but he was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1862, and John S. Reid took his place as company commander. The 3rd Georgia Regiment was engaged in numerous battles and campaigns, including Second Manassas; Sharpsburg; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg Campaign; Wilderness Campaign; Spottsylvania; and Appomattox. The 3rd Georgia Regiment surrendered at Appomattox Court House with the Army of Northern Virginia in 1865.


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Existence and Location of Copies

A transcription of the muster roll is included in this collection.


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

Company B 3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Civil War muster roll
Paul Crater
August 2012
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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