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1st Infantry Regiment [also called 1st Georgia (Confederate) Regiment] was organized in the fall of 1861 with men from Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama. It was formerly the 36th (Villepigue's) Georgia Infantry Regiment. The unit was involved in the bombardment of Pensacola, then was assigned to H. R. Jackson's and in 1865, R. H. Henderson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It participated in the arduous campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. In the fight at Chickamauga it lost forty-six percent of the 181 engaged, and totaled 138 men and 108 arms in December, 1863. Many were disabled in Tennessee and only a handful surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels George A. Smith and John B. Villepigue, Lieutenant Colonels Jacob W. Aderhold and James C. Gordon, and Majors Elijah M. Dodson and William S. Lovell.

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