The Georgia 43rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, in April, 1862. The unit moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it placed under the command of General Barton in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It took an active part in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill, and was captured when Vicksburg fell. After being exchanged, the 43rd was assigned to General Stovall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It was prominent in the numerous campaigns of the army from Missionary Ridge to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it totalled 283 men and 251 arms, and in November, 1864, there were 130 fit for duty. On April 26, 1865, the unit surrendered at Bentonville. Co A Cherokee Van Guards Cherokee County Capt. William F. Mullins Co B Cherokee County Capt. Mathadeus M. Grandtham Co C Pickens Volunteers Pickens County Capt. Benjamin Franklin Hanie Co D Middle River Volunteers Banks County Capt. William P. Brown Co E Kellogg Rifles Forsyth County Capt. Henry C. Kellogg Co F Hall Light Guards Hall County Capt. Cicero Holt Furr Co G Rebel Guards Jackson County Capt. Michael M. Minz Co H Confederate Guards Jackson County Capt. Homer R. Howard Co I Zollicoffer Guards Forsyth County Capt. William Cicero Lester Co K Brown's Boys Hall County Capt. John F. Rives Co L Pickens County Capt. Maric H. West
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