Interesting new Info on 8th Georgia

Found some interesting new information on the 8th Georgia, courtesy of


Charles Lee Shamblin was born in Nov 8th, 1875 in Kingston GA. He moved to Floyd County , GA the next year.
Brother Hamilton died of dysentery. Brothers were together until Hamilton died.

Henry was with Company F, 8th Georgia Battalion, Gist’s Brigade. I believe he enlisted with the CSA in Calhoun GA on Oct 18th, 1861. Fought in Battle of Chickamauga.
Henry was Henry H. Shamblin…. he was the H. H. Shamblen listed and was misspelled.

170881 Shamblen H. H. F 8th Batt’n, GA Inf.
8th Battalion, Georgia Infantry

8th Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies during the early spring of 1862 at Savannah, Georgia. Some of the men were from Adairsville and Thornburgh, and Gordon County. For a time the unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, then it was assigned to Gist’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee. After the operations in North Mississippi, it fought with the army from Chickamauga to Nashville and ended the war in North Carolina. This battalion contained 232 men and 183 arms in December, 1863, and was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels Asahel Littlefield, Leroy Napier, Jr., J.T. Reid, and Zachariah L. Watters; and Majors John W. Gray, B.F. Hunt, and Edward F. Morgan.
They were on duty at Charleston, S.C. and the Georgia coast, until May 1863, when they were sent as a part of Gist’s brigade, from South Carolina, to the reinforcement of General Joseph Johnston at Jackson, Mississippi. They were in battle at Jackson in May and July and participated in the march to the Big Black River, via Yazoo City, for the relief of Vicksburg.
After the evacuation of Jackson, they were transferred to the army of Tennessee in time to take part in the battle of Chickamaugh. Adjutant Gray participated in the two days conflict and in the siege of Chattanooga and the battle of Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, including the battles of Rocky Face, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta (July 22nd), Jonesboro, and the winter campaign in Tennessee, made memorable by the terrible experiences of the army at Franklin and Nashville and on the retreat.


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9 thoughts on “Interesting new Info on 8th Georgia

  1. Thank you for the information. My ancestor was G. M. Mulkey in company F 8th Battallion Ga. Infantry. I believe that he also enlisted in Calhoun, Ga. in 1861. It seems that he was included in the surrender.

  2. Thanks for presenting this. My great great grand father was Henry Washington Fuqua. He was a corporal in Company A , 8th Ga Bn. He was living near Fairmount in Gordon County at the outbreak of war and probably enlisted at Calhoun.

  3. My 3rd Great Grandfather Was William Henry Harrison Villyard he was in Co B 8th Batillion Georgia Infantry Regtiment He was wounded twice once in shoulder and lost two fingers to gunshot he moved from Catoosa Co Georgia to Goshen Washington Co Arkansas in 1873 He died there in 1920 being interred at Goshen Cemetery

  4. Is there a copy of the different company rosters? My Great-Great Grandfather was in Co B. I can’t seem to find much about him other than from what has been passed down through the family. He had been wounded and taken prisoner. We believe it happened around Vicksburg.

      • Randy – Do you have a company roster or other info on Company E 8th Battalion, GA Infantry? We believe my G-G Grandfather served in this unit. Thanks.

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