The Georgia 41st Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in Cobb, Troup, Taylor, and Heard counties. The unit moved to North Mississippi, sustained heavy casualties in Kentucky at Perryville, then returned to Mississippi. Here it was assigned to General Barton's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, fought in the battles around Vicksburg, and was captured on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged and assigned to General Stovall's Brigade, the 41st participated in the operations of the Army of Tennessee from Chattanooga to Nashville, and fought its last battle at Bentonville. The 41st contained 269 men and 218 arms in December, 1863, and totaled 197 effectives in November, 1864. It was consolidated with the Fortieth and Forty-third Georgia and participated in the campaign of the Carolinas and in General Johnston's surrender on April 26, 1865. Companies of the GA 41st Infantry Regiment Company A: Coweta County Company B: Cobb County - Kennesaw Infantry Company C: Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding County - Acworth Invincibles Company D: Coweta County - Pinson Guards Company E: Troup County - Troup Light Guards Company F: Meriwether County - Howard Infantry Company G: Carroll County Company H: Carroll County - Wool Hat Boys Company I: Heard County -Heard County Rangers Company K: Campbell County - Campbell Salt Springs Guards
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