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The History of The 38th Georgia Regiment - Book

New orders are now being accepted for the second printing of my new book, "Hurrah for Georgia! The History of the 38th Georgia Regiment," the target release date is on or about 25 Aug. If you would like to reserve a copy of my second printing please let know how many copies you'd like to reserve and shoot me an email at . I'll contact you with payment details as we get closer to the delivery date. This will be a limited printing, so please reserve your book now so you don't miss out like many did for the last edition.

Companies of the 38th Georgia were from the following Counties in Georgia and Alabama:
Company A, “The Murphy Guards,” DeKalb County, Georgia

Company B, “The Milton Guards,” Milton County, Georgia (Currently Fulton County)

Company C, “The Ben Hill Guards,” Bulloch & Emanuel Counties, Georgia

Company D, "The McCullough Rifles," DeKelab & Fulton Counties

Company E, “The Tom Cobb Infantry,” Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Company F, “Thornton’s Line Volunteers,” Hart and Elbert Counties, Georgia

Company G, “The Battey Guards,” Jefferson County, Georgia

Company H, “The Goshen Blues,” Elbert County, Georgia

Company I, "Irwin's Invincibles," Henry County, Alabama

Company K, “DeKalb & Fulton Bartow Avengers,” DeKalb and Fulton County, Georgia

Company L, Chestatee Artillery, Forsyth County, Georgia

Company N, “The Dawson Farmers,” Dawson County, Georgia

Joe Thompson Artillery, Fulton County, Georgia

The 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, was part of Lawton's - Gordon's-Evans' Georgia Brigade. The 38th Georgia was in the thick of the fight in nearly every major battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia. Few Confederate regiments can claim they were at the crux of key battles, time and time again.

They broke the Federal line and captured five pieces of artillery at the battle of Gaines Mill, as part of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Corp. They opened the battle of Second Manassas, marching out from their covered position behind the unfinished railroad cut to attack the Union Division marching down the Warrenton Turnpike. They fired the first shots in the battle of Antietam, just before daybreak at the southern edge of Miller's cornfield.

When Stonewall Jackson's line was broken at the battle of Fredericksburg, near Prospect Hill, The Georgia Brigade and 38th Georgia Regiment were called on to lead the counterattack, successfully expelling Gen. George Meade's Federals from the Confederate rear and sealing the breach. They participated in the Confederate attack on the right flank of the Union Army at Gettysburg, crushing their right wing, capturing hundreds of Yankee prisoners and sending the survivors reeling through the streets of Gettysburg. They launched a counterattack on the first day of the battle of the Wilderness, breaking the famed Union "Iron Brigade." They joined General Gordon's flank attack that nearly unhinged General U. S. Grant's army the very next day.

They suffered under the juggernaut of the massive Federal attack at Spotsylvania Court House and were part of the Confederate counterattack that stopped the Federals cold, saving General Lee's army from certain annihilation. They marched to the gates of Washington, DC, with Early's Second Corp during the summer of 1864. They endured severe hardship and intense suffering in the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia in the final months of the war. Finally. they marched to Appomattox Court House with the remnants of General Lee's army, as the curtain fell on the Army of Northern Virginia in April of 1865.

They traveled to Virginia 1,200 strong in the Spring of 1862, but only 107 soldiers remained in the ranks of the 38th Georgia to see the regiment surrender at Appomattox Court House. The survivors walked home to Georgia, a journey of some 400 miles, not knowing if their homes were even standing, after Sherman's devastating March to the Sea. Few Confederate regiments witnessed so many pivotal moments in history of the Army of Northern Virginia and this is their story....

The book contains a complete roster (over 70 pages) listing over 1,600 soldiers who once belonged to the regiment, along with valuable genealogy information for each soldier, such as dates of birth, places of birth, death dates, burial locations, and for some soldiers, at least one parent is listed as well. Thousands of hours of research were conducted on the roster information alone.

I don't know the exact price yet, as that will be set by the publisher, but I'm guessing this soft cover edition will cost about $28 + shipping, but again the price is set by the publisher, not me. This book is packed with war stories and details of history of the regiment and will contain many never before published documents and letters from the soldiers of the regiment. Thank you,

Dale Nichols
Newport News, VA

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