35th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

(At Petersburg - BG Edward L. Thomas' Brigade, Heth's Division, A.P. Hill's Third Army Corps)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry was organized at Atlanta, Georgia and mustered into Confederate service at Richmond, Virginia in October, 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of Troup, Haralson, Bartow, Walton, Chattooga, Harris, and Gwinnett. The regiment was first assigned to General French's Brigade and in April, 1862, had a force of 545 effectives. Later the regiment served under Generals Pettigrew, J.R. Anderson, and E.L. Thomas, Army of Northern Virginia and fought in numerous battles from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, during the long Petersburg siege south of the James River, and was surrendered at Appomattox with 15 officers and 121 men. The regiment sustained 70 casualties at Second Manassas, 89 at Fredericksburg, and 33 at Chancellorsville. Of the 331 engaged at Gettysburg, more than twenty-five percent were killed or wounded. The field officers were Colonels Bolling H. Holt and Edward L. Thomas; Lieutenant Colonels Gustavus A. Bull, W.H. McCullons, and Edward L. Thomas; and Majors William L. Groves, J.T. McElvany, and Lee A. J. Williams.


Soldier's Notes


35th Georgia Reunion Ribbon


35th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "35th GA" in the subject line and provide other details, if possible, in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died


Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved on the north side

of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


Important Links

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene



Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives


Red Clay To Richmond

by John J. Fox













The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link




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