The First Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Ramsey's) was sent to Western Virginia in June of 1861, serving under General Robert S. Garnett. They were involved in skirmishes around Laurel Hill. During Garnett's retreat they fought a rearguard action at Kalers Ford, where 6 companies were cut off and were lost in the mountains for several days. After Garnett was killed at Corricks Ford, Colonel Ramsey took command of the army and led it to Monterey. The First was also involved in Robert E. Lee's Cheat Mountain campaign along with the 12th Georgia, and the Battle of Greenbrier River. They were sent to Winchester in December 1861 to be part of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson command, and were involved in the advance on Bath, Hancock and Romney. The regiment was ordered to Tennessee in February, 1862, but because of problems on the rail line and the nearness of the end of their term of service they were diverted to Augusta, Georgia, where they were mustered out on March 12, 1862.
I am currently writing a book about this regiment, and have a website with regimental rosters and other information at www.ramseysfirstgeorgia.com.
George W. Martin