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24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
« on: August 02, 2015, 08:20:46 am »








   





The 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed by the former N&S regiment, the "Virginia Military Institute" of which was lead by Brigadier General Whetzel.
The VMI served within the Dixie Army alongside other North and South regiments. 
Now known as the 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, consists of Company B  "Clinch's Georgia Battery",
Company C  "White County Marksmen", Company F  "Gwinnett Independent Blues", and Company H  "Currahee Rangers".
The 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry are an experienced regiment that looks to bring experience to the battlefield,
 excelling in both leadership and combat capabilities from every company present within it's structure.











The 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
The regiment was part of Thomas Cobb's brigade at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The 24th Infantry Regiment, organized during the summer of
1861, recruited its members in White, Banks, Towns, Rabun, Gwinnett, Elbert, Hall, Franklin, and Habersham counties. The field officers were
 Colonels Robert McMillan and C. C. Sanders, Lieutenant Colonels Joseph N. Chandler and Thomas E. Winn, and Majors Robert E. McMillan and
 Frederick C. Smith. After serving in the Department of North Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia where it was brigaded under
Generals H. Cobb, T. R. R. Cobb, Wofford, and DuBose. The 24th Infantry Regiment fought in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Northern
 Virginia from the Seven Days Battles to Gettysburg, then moved to Georgia with Longstreet. The 24th was engaged at Chickamauga, and
 did see action in the Knoxville Campaign. The regiment returned to Virginia and participated in the conflicts at
The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, was active in the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox.

Engagements

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Skirmish, Warwick Road, Va. Apr 05, 1862
Siege, Yorktown, Va. Apr 05 - May 4, 1862
Engagement, Lee's Mills, Burnt Chimneys, Dam No. 1, Va. Apr 16, 1862
Evacuation, Yorktown, Va. May 4, 1862
Skirmish, Ellison's Mills near Mechanicsville, Va. May 23, 1862
Battle, Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Va. May 31 - Jun 01, 1862
Seven Days Battles Jun 25 - Jul 01, 1862
Battle, Peach Orchard (Allen's Farm) near Fair Oaks Station Jun 29, 1862
Battle, Savage Station, Va. Jun 29, 1862
Battle, Malvern Hill, Crew's Farm (Poindexter's Farm) Jul 01, 1862
Engagement, Malvern Hill, Va. Aug 05, 1862
Campaign in Northern Virginia (Second Bull Run Campaign) Aug 16 - Sep 02, 1862
Maryland Campaign Sep 06 - Sep 22, 1862
Action, Maryland Heights, Md. Sep 12 - Sep 13, 1862
Siege, Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Sep 13 - Sep 15, 1862
Battle, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Md. Sep 16 - Sep 17, 1862
Operations in Loudoun, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Co, Va. Oct 26 - Nov 10, 1862
Battle, Fredericksburg, Va. Dec 12 - Dec 15, 1862
Chancellorsville Campaign Apr 27 - May 6, 1863
Battle, Chancellorsville, Va. May 1 - May 5, 1863
Gettysburg Campaign Jun 03 - Aug 01, 1863
Battle, Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 01 - Jul 03, 1863
Retreat to near Manassas Gap, Va. Jul 05 - Jul 24, 1863
Skirmish near Manassas Gap, Va. Jul 23, 1863
Battle, Chickamauga, Ga. Sep 19 - Sep 21, 1863
Siege, Chattanooga, Tenn. Sep 24 - Oct 30, 1863
Engagement, Wauhatchie, Tenn. Oct 28 - Oct 29, 1863
Knoxville Campaign Nov 04 - Dec 23, 1863
Skirmish, Little River, Tenn. Nov 15, 1863
Siege, Knoxville, Tenn. Nov 17 - Dec 04, 1863
Assault, Forts Saunders and Loudon, Knoxville, Tenn. Nov 29, 1863
Operations about Dandridge, Tenn. Jan 16 - Jan 17, 1864
Wilderness Campaign May 4 - Jun 12, 1864
Battle, Wilderness, Va. May 5 - May 7, 1864
Battles about Spotsylvania Court House, Laurel Hill, Ni River, Fredericksburg Road, Va. May 8 - May 21, 1864
Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania Court House, Vs. May 12, 1864
Operations on the line of the North Anna River, Va. May 22 - May 26, 1864
Operations on the line of the Pamunkey River, Va. May 26 - May 28, 1864
Operations on the line of the Totopotomoy River, Va. May 28 - May 31, 1864
Battles about Cold Harbor, Va. Jun 01 - Jun 12, 1864
Assault, Petersburg, Va. Jun 16, 1864
Siege Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Jun 16 - Jul ??, 1864
Assault, Petersburg, Va. Jun 18, 1864
Sheridan's Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. Aug 07 - Nov 28, 1864
Engagement, Cedarville, Guard Hill (Front Royal), Va. Aug 16, 1864
Action, Bunker Hill, W. Va. Sep 02 - Sep 03, 1864
Battle, Opequon, Winchester, Va. Sep 19, 1864
Battle, Fisher's Hill, Woodstock, Va. Sep 22, 1864
Battle, Cedar Creek, Middletown, Belle Grove, Va. Oct 19, 1864
Siege Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Dec ??, 1864 - Apr 02, 1865
Appomattox Campaign Mar 28 - Apr 09, 1865
Engagement, Sailor's Creek, Va. Apr 06, 1865
Engagement, Clover Hill, Appomattox Court House, Va. Apr 09, 1865
Surrender, Appomattox Court House, Va. Apr 09, 1865
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The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside. The Union Army's futile frontal attacks on December 13 against entrenched
 Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more
than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. Sumner's original order called for the division of Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock to support French and Hancock 
sent forward his brigade under Col. Samuel K. Zook behind Palmer's. They met a similar fate. Next was his Irish Brigade under Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Meagher.
By coincidence, they attacked the area defended by fellow Irishmen of Col. Robert McMillan's 24th Georgia Infantry












Commissioned Officers


Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Adjutant




Non Commissioned Officers

Quartermaster Sergeant

Ordnance Sergeant

First Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant

Corporal



Enlisted

Lance Corporal

Private First Class

Private

Cadet

Recruit

Volunteer






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Re: 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 08:25:08 am »
Good luck fellow Georgians! Wish you the best in your voyage of North and South :D

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Re: 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 08:43:20 am »
Guess your VMI Skins will go to some1 else now

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Re: 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
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Re: 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2015, 08:56:44 am »
good luck


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Re: 24th Georgia Volunteer Infantry "Irish Legion"
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 08:57:55 am »
Good Luck