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Hi Gary,

I had this information already, but thank you for your response.

It is my understanding that the 46th Regiment of Georgia Company D was organized in March 16, 1862, It was made up of Chattahoochee County men, being known through out the civil war as the “Chattahoochee Sentinels”.

The 46th fought in battle of Secessionville which took place on June 16, 1862.

After the battle of Secessionville, the Georgia 46th would soon see action in the battle of Gaston South Carolina, and then Frampton’s Plantation Pocotaligo South Carolina on October 22 1962.

In May, 1863, the Georgia 46th was attached to Brigadier General States Right Gist, and was known as Gist’s Brigade.

The Gist’s Brigade was organized in April 1863 from units stationed in and around Charleston, South Carolina.

After taking part in the siege of Jackson, the Gist's Brigade including the 46th Georgia regiment joined the Army of Tennessee.

Under command of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston the Gist’s Brigade was sent west to aid in the relief of Vicksburg, Mississippi. After the fall of the city of Vicksburg the Gist’s Brigade was transferred to the Army of Tennessee, at that time under the command of General Braxton Bragg, with which it served until the war’s end.

The brigade was primarily composed of the 16th and 24th South Carolina Infantry Regiments, the 46th and 65th Georgia Infantry Regiment, 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion, and 2nd Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion. The Brigade participated in every battle with the Army of Tennessee from August 1863 until the wars end. General Gist commanded the Brigade throughout the war until November 30th, 1864 when he was killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee at the head of his brigade. The Brigade’s last commander was Colonel Palmer who surrendered the brigade on April 26th, 1865 at Durham Station, North Carolina.

It is my understanding that the 46th also fought in
o Missionary Ridge
o Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19–21, 1865

I have a picture of the Battle Flag of the 46th, I can e-mail it to you or anyone who asks.

The Battle Flag of the 46th Georgia Regiment, A banner that has proudly waved in many hard fought and contested battles, but never disgraced in a defeat, as its rent and scarred condition most substantially testifies. It is currently located at the Pettygrew White Stamps House in Thomaston, Georgia.

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