10th Infantry Battalion





10th Infantry Battalion [also called 3rd Battalion] was formed at Americus, Georgia, during the summer of 1862. Its five companies were made up of men from Macon and Sumter counties. The unit served on the Georgia coast, then guarded prisoners and stores at Macon. In November it moved to Virginia and, assigned to the Department of Richmond, was again given the job of guarding prisoners. Early in 1864 it was stationed in North Carolina and in the spring returned to Virginia. Assigned to A.R. Wright's and Sorrell's Brigade, the battalion fought at Cold Harbor, saw action in the entrenchments south of the James River, and was involved in the Appomattox Campaign. There were many disabled at Sayler's Creek, and it surrendered with 4 officers and 155 men. Majors J.D. Frederick and John E. Rylander were in command.

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