44th Infantry Regiment
Army of Northern Virginia
 

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44th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Stephens, near Griffin, Georgia, in March, 1862. Its companies were drawn from the counties of Henry, jasper, Clarke, Clayton, Spalding, Putnam, Fayette, Pike, Morgan, and Greene. The regiment moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina, and then arrived in Virginia just after the Battle of Seven Pines. It served in General Ripley's, Doles', and Cook's Brigade, and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. The 44th continued the fight in the Shenandoah Valley and ended the war at Appomattox. It lost sixty-four percent of the S24 engaged at Mechanicsville and forty-six percent of the 142 at Malvern Hill. The regiment reported 17 killed and 65 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, sustained 121 casualties at Chancellorsville, and of the 364 at Gettysburg, twenty percent were disabled. It surrendered with 4 officers and 73 men. The field officers were Colonels John B. Estes, Samuel P. Lumpkin, Willi am H. Peebles, and Robert A. Smith; Lieutenant Colonel James W. Beck; and Majors Joseph W. Adams, Richard 0. Banks, and John C. Key.

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