The 56th Georgia Infantry
Volunteer Infantry, CSA
The 56th Infantry regiment was sometimes also referred to as the 55th. It was recruited in the late spring of 1862 and organized May 15, 1862. Crute reports that some of the men were from Chattahoochee and Dooly Counties.
In the spring of 1862 the regiment was sent to east Tennessee, where it served in Stevenson's division in the recapture of Cumberland Gap and the advance into Kentucky. In the fall of that year it was sent to Mississippi, sharing with other regiments of the division in the battles and privations of the campaign which ended with the surrender of Vicksburg. After being exchanged it participated in the battle of Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns of 1864. Here in the battles around Atlanta these men actually fought on their own farms against Sherman's hordes, only to see their farms decimated and their families scattered as Sherman's troops pillaged Marietta and Atlanta.
In the spring of 1865 part of the 56th was consolidated with the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-ninth under the name of the latter, and part with the Thirty-sixth and Forty-second as the Forty-second Georgia. It served in the campaign of the Carolinas, which closed with the surrender near Goldsboro.
Colonel - E. P. Watkins (Tyrone)
Lt. Colonel - Rank Open
Major - Rank Open
Captain - Rank Open
1st Lieutenant - James N. Bass (Syrup)
2nd Lieutenant - Rank Open
Rules of the Regiment
1. Have fun with this. I'm not going to be a hardass.
2. At least attempt to show up to events if you're available. No events are mandatory, but you're still expected to work with us if you want to be a part of this.
3. Listen to your commanding officers, whoever they may be. They're in command for a reason.
4. Do not intentionally disrespect or harass other members of this regiment or others. You're all here together. Be nice.
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