The 36th Georgia was a sister regiment of the 39th Georgia and they served in the same brigade for the majority of the war. Many of the companies of both of the regiments were from some of the same counties.
First Lieutenant Robert Thomas Bridges was in Company G, 36th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment which was from Whitfield County, Georgia.
The following three entries were taken from Lillian Henderson's multi-volume set "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865. Volume 3." These are likely in no way their complete record and his Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) will more information. You can obtain the CMSR's from this Message Board at the flashing top center icon on this page. Lieutenant Bridges nor his widow filed for a Georgia Indigent Confederate Veteran's or Widow's Pension. I also include the information on Privates Henry P. and Joseph Bridges who were both in the same company. They are likely relatives and neither did they or their widows file for pensions in the state of Georgia.
Bridges, Robert T.- Junior Second Lieutenant January 20, 1862. Elected First Lieutenant. Captured at Tunnell Hill, Georgia. February 23, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland and transferred to Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange March 17, 1865. As a Confederate deserter he surrendered at Richmond, Virginia March 20, 1865. Released at Nashville, Tennessee June 19, 1865.
Bridges, Henry P.- Private January 20, 1862. Captured near Tilton, Georgia May 14, 1864. "Appears on roll of prisoners who wish to take the oath and go to Tennessee saying he had enlsited under force in Whitfield County, Georgia February 20, 1862." Released at Camp Morton, Indiana. May 18, 1865.
Bridges, Joseph. Private January 20, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863. Deserted. Took the oath of allegiance to U.S. Government at Chattanooga, Tennessee and released February 29, 1864.
Below is a brief bibliography of the 36th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Glenn's/ Broyles'):
Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 7: Georgia. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1987. See pp. 114-15 (1 photocopied page) for a brief unit history.
Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref.
See p. 106 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Georgia. State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865. Vol. 3. Hapeville, GA: Longino & Porter, 1959. pp. 929-1013. Unit roster.
Hewitt, Janet B. The Supplement to the Army Official Records. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing, 1999. See Records of Events, Volume 6, pages 658-665.
Jones, Charles E. Georgia in the War, 1861-1866. Atlanta, GA: Foot & Davies, 1909. See p. 30 (1 photocopied page) for an incomplete list of unit officers.
Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies:...Georgia. NY: Facts on File, 1995.
pp. 246-47 (2 photocopied pages).
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment