Joe Brown's Army: The Georgia State Line, 1862-1865
Unique in origin and service, the two regiments of the Georgia State Line were conspicuous among the local defense forces raised in Confederate Georgia. Indirectly brought into being by the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, the State Line was raised to protect Georgia and serve only within her borders. Its military career began with coastal defense in February 1863 and continued until the surrender of Georgia's forces in May 1865. During their tour of duty, the Line's men served both as bridge guards and construction crews on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, fought alongside the Army of Tennessee during the final four months of the Atlanta Campaign, and saw action under Lieutenant General William J. Hardee during Sherman's March to the Sea. Finally, men of the State Line fought at Columbus, in one of the last battlefields of the war.'
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11 February 1st Cpl 1st Lt 1st Sgt 2nd Cpl 2nd Lt 2nd Sgt 3rd Cpl 3rd Lt 3rd Sgt 4th Cpl 5th Sgt AGIC AGLB Albert Howell April Archives and History Army of Tennessee Atlanta Atlanta Campaign Bridge Guard brigade Capt Captain cavalry Cobb command companies Confederacy Confederate service conscription County Courts-Martial Cowen Cuyler Brown Cuyler Wayne Dahlonega Davis December Department of Archives deserters duty enemy Etowah Evans February federacy Federal force Galt's GBIC GDAH Geor Georgia Department Georgia Libraries Georgia Militia Georgia State Line Governor Brown Hargrett Collection Henry hereafter referred Howell Howell Cobb ibid James James Seddon January John Johnson Joseph Line's Macon March Mercer military Milledgeville Milledgeville Confederate Union Orders Resaca Road Robert Saffold Savannah Second Regiment September 1863 Smith soldiers Storey Thomas troops University of Georgia Upson County Wayne to Galt Western and Atlantic Whitfield County William Wilson wrote