I've recently been researching some ancestors in the 5th Georgia Infantry. This unit has an interesting history with early East Tennessee (Cumberland Gap) service. Then duty in North Alabama. Rushed to Murfreesboro with Jackson's Brigade for the fight at the Round Forest where they suffered heavy losses. Their next fight was with Jackson's Brigade at Chickamauga where they again suffered heavy losses. They fought at Chattanooga and through the Atlanta Campaign until just prior to Kennesaw Mtn. when they were transferred to the Savannah area. They confronted Sherman in battles around Savannah and Charleston and then fought through the Carolinas Campaign surrendering with Johnston.
I guess what surprises me is the scarcity of records for this unit. Generally, the CMSR's of the men in this unit are no more than three to five muster rolls, most dating from 1864. There are a few payroll slips, clothing allowances, etc., but for a low numbered unit like this with lengthy service, I'm surprised by the paucity of the records. Anybody got any ideas, or experience with other units from Jackson's brigade or the troops around Savannah with similar scant records?