45th 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 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry was organized by Colonel T. Hardeman, Jr. during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of the soldiers were recruited in the counties of Greene, Dooly, Taylor, Jones, and Berrien. When ordered to Virginia, the regiment was placed under the command of Generals J.R. Anderson and E.L. Thomas. It served in the Army of Northern Virginia during campaigns from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then in the trenches of Petersburg until the end of the war. This unit lost 7 killed and 35 wounded at Second Manassas; 5 killed and 43 wounded at Fredericksburg; lost ten percent of the 350 engaged at Chancellorsville; and about ten percent of the 331 were disabled at Gettysburg. The 45th Regiment surrendered at Appomattox with a total of 8 officers and 85 men. Its field commanders were Colonels Thomas Hardeman, Jr. and T. J. Simmons; Lieutenant Colonels James W. Carter, C. A. Conn, Washington L. Grice, and William S. Wallace; and Majors Aurelius W. Gibson and M. R. Rogers.



Hanover Court House, 5/27/1862
Seven Days Battles, 6/25/1862 - 7/1/1862
Cedar Mountain, 8/9/1862
Second Bull Run, 8/28/1862 - 8/30/1862
Harper's Ferry, 9/12/1862 - 9/15/1862
Antietam, 9/17/1862
Fredericksburg, 12/13/1862
Chancellorsville, 5/1/1863 - 5/4/1863
Gettysburg, 7/1/1863 - 7/3/1863
Williamsport, 7/6/1863
Bristoe Campaign, 10/1863
Mine Run Campaign, 11/1863 - 12/1863
The Wilderness, 5/5/1864 - 5/6/1864
Spotsylvania Court House, 5/8/64 - 5/21/1864
North Anna, 5/23/1864 - 5/26/1864
Cold Harbor, 6/1/1864 - 6/3/1864
Petersburg Campaign, 6/1/1864 - 4/1/1865
Weldon Railroad, 8/18/1864 - 8/22/1864
Fort Stedman (in reserve), 3/25/1865

Battle of Jones Farm, 3/25/1865


Breakthrough Battle, Petersburg, Virginia, 4/2/1865

Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 4/9/1865


45th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call


Soldier's Notes


Soldier's Letters


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 45th 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 "45th GA" on 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

and located at Arlington National Cemetery



The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park ...

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Important Links


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Museum of the Civil War Soldier



Ordering Service & Pension Records

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Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene




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