Welcome, Soldier! Are you looking to enlist in the 5th Georgia Volunteers?Who are we?
Colonel Irish Warrior and Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Powers formed this Regiment on Friday the Fifth of December 2014 with the intent of having a good time within the North and South Community and to provide the best possible sizable, well-built, and disciplined regiment. Our rules and regulations are relaxed and calm but do not take this as an excuse to not follow them. We shall be the best regiment in the CSA!
Today, the 5th Georgia is run by Major General Francis, Lt Colonel Anderson, and the officers of the regiment. We continue to attend events with great success!History of the 5th Georgia Volunteers
The 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was organized on May 11, 1861, and surrendered on April 26, 1865. They were formed from 10 Companies in 1861, to be first posted in Florida under General Bragg, where they received their training. Their first combat assignment was on Santa Rosa Island off the coast of Florida. The assault on the Island resulted in a victory and early experience for the regiment. Following this, the regiment was posted in early 1862 to Knoxville, Tennessee, and Corinth, Mississippi. They were ordered to move on Shiloh in April but arrived too late to participate in the battle. The regiment fought in and around Corinth until the end of May, when they were ordered to participate in the Invasion of Kentucky. Following the failure of a series of battles, they were reassigned to battle in Murfreesboro. This proved devastating to the 5th Georgia, where they received 32% casualties along with their Colonel and the regimental battle flag. Following this defeat, the regiment pulled back to Shelbyville, Tennessee, where it remained until they went to participate in the Tullahoma Campaign.
Come September 1863 the regiment was back in native Georgia. They suffered further casualties at the Battle of Chickamauga. They participated in the Siege of Chattanooga on Missionary Ridge until they were driven from their position and fell back with the rest of the Army of Tennessee. The regiment suffered through a series of battles in their retreat through Georgia in early 1864 and served as prison guards until being moved to the South Carolina coast late that year. They fought to protect the Charleston and Savannah railroad, losing the battle flag a second time as they were forced to retreat. The 5th continued in retreat with the rest of the Confederate Army through North Carolina. They participated in the Battle of Bentonville in March, launching an assault against the Federal XX Corp, where they encountered devastating fire and were forced to fall back. The Army of Tennessee surrendered on April 26, 1865, where members of the regiment were present to witness the surrender at the Bennett Homestead. Why YOU Should Join the 5th Georgia
Hopefully, if you have reached this point you've read of our colorful past (and issues with The Colors in general) and have gained an inkling of an interest in joining us. But you may say to yourself, "Why should I join them when there are so many other regiments to choose from?" Well, let me provide for you a few reasons out of many.
• A constantly growing and active community
- As members of the 5th Georgia, we strive to achieve greatness through our ranks, further improving ourselves and each other through training and through events. If you want to be a part of the next main player within the Dixieland Army, you should become a regular within its ranks.
• A Regimental Code to safeguard ALL
- In our past, Lt.Col. John Powers and Major Scooter (Ret.) drafted up a set of Rules and Regulations, which not only outline the conduct all members within must abide by, but also the conduct of the Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers within their posts and towards all of the members of the regiment. Also included is a list of the rights of all members, by which all are subject to, regardless of rank. This document is signed by all of the members upon their entrance into the regiment and is enforced on all levels to ensure that play is fun and fair to all.
• Acceptance of all within a welcoming group
- We pride ourselves on being accepting of all groups of people, not only in regards to personal background but also in play-styles and activity. Whether you are a hardcore veteran of Mount and Blade: Warband regiments or a newcomer to the whole regiment experience, we welcome you into the fold with open arms! We have a solid mix of all kinds of players among ourselves and readily accept anyone wishing to be part of a regiment where the number one priority is having fun!Where Do I Sign Up?
If you have come to the conclusion you would like to join the 5th Georgia Volunteers, you needn't look any further! Below are the links to the commanding officers of the regiment, where you can send us an invite. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reply to this topic and/or PM me! Major General Irish WarriorLieutenant Colonel Anderson2nd Lieutenant CochranRegimental Steam GroupCSA Steam Group
I hope I have been able to provide adequate information to all of you who have shown interest, regardless of your decision to join or not. In any case, I expect to see most of you on the battlefield and look forward to playing with you all!