My Book: "The History of the 38th Georgia Regiment" Third Edition, Now Available!

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The 38th Georgia Regiment was part of the storied "Georgia Brigade," composed of six elite Georgia Regiments, the 13th Georgia, 26th Georgia, 31st Georgia, 38th Georgia, 60th Georgia and the 61st Georgia. The 12th Georgia Battalion also joined the Georgia Brigade in May of 1864 and fought with them until the bitter end. The Georgia Brigade is often referred to as Lawton's-Gordon's-Evans Brigade, in honor of the three illustrious commanders that led the Brigade.

This book is packed with war stories and details of history of the regiment and contains many never before published documents and letters from the soldiers of the regiment. If you have questions about ordering or anything else, you may email me at Thank you.

What readers are saying about the book:

This book is one of the best, if not the best, I've ever read about Civil War history, great piece of work man! And I've read a lot. - B. Hudson

If you have an ancestor who was a member of the 38th Georgia Regiment you must buy this book. - B. Strength

I am now reading my copy and it is a must have especially if you had an ancestor in the 38th. I am finally getting to walk in my ancestors' shoes. - C. WIlliams

One of the best regimental histories ever written, D. Gary Nichols' Hurrah for Georgia! captures both the scope and the detail, the facts and the emotions, and the history and the heroism of the men of the 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry during their long and arduous service in the War Between the States. There is no more fitting testament to the achievements of the men of that regiment than this history, which tells their stories incisively, intelligently and intimately. - C. E. Daniels

This is one of the best civil war books I've ever read. You can almost see yourself marching along with the soldiers on the dusty roads and smell the powder burning during the battles. The roster at the back of the book contains information on over 1,000 in the regiment and lists Confederate death claims, discharge papers, pension records, burial sites and much more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in civil war history, Georgia history, or the 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Thanks for writing this book. - M. Angelo

One of the best Regimental history written in years, meticulously researched and packed with new, never before published materials, such as personal letters, first hand accounts, and photos of the soldiers in uniform. I rate it five stars! - L. Partain

Companies of the 38th Georgia were from the following Counties in Georgia and Alabama:

Company A – “The Murphy Guards,” DeKalb County, Georgia
Company B, “The Milton Guards,” Milton County, Georgia (Currently Fulton County)
Company C, “The Ben Hill Guards,” Bulloch & Emanuel Counties, Georgia
Company D, "The McCullough Rifles," DeKelab & Fulton Counties
Company E, “The Tom Cobb Infantry,” Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Company F, “Thornton’s Line Volunteers,” Hart and Elbert Counties, Georgia
Company G, “The Battey Guards,” Jefferson County, Georgia
Company H, “The Goshen Blues,” Elbert County, Georgia
Company I, "Irwin's Invincibles," Henry County, Alabama
Company K, “DeKalb & Fulton Bartow Avengers,” DeKalb and Fulton County, Georgia
Company L, Chestatee Artillery, Forsyth County, Georgia
Company N, “The Dawson Farmers,” Dawson County, Georgia
Joe Thompson Artillery, Fulton County, Georgia

The 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, was part of Lawton's - Gordon's-Evans' Georgia Brigade. The 38th Georgia was in the thick of the fight in nearly every major battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia. Few Confederate regiments can claim they were at the crux of key battles, time and time again. They broke the Federal line and captured five pieces of artillery at the battle of Gaines Mill, as part of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Corp. They opened the battle of Second Manassas, marching out from their covered position behind the unfinished railroad cut to attack the Union Division marching down the Warrenton Turnpike. They fired the first shots in the battle of Antietam, just before daybreak at the southern edge of Miller's cornfield.

When Stonewall Jackson's line was broken at the battle of Fredericksburg, near Prospect Hill, The Georgia Brigade and 38th Georgia Regiment were called on to lead the counterattack, successfully expelling Gen. George Meade's Federals from the Confederate rear and sealing the breach. They participated in the Confederate attack on the right flank of the Union Army at Gettysburg, crushing their right wing, capturing hundreds of Yankee prisoners and sending the survivors reeling through the streets of Gettysburg. They launched a counterattack on the first day of the battle of the Wilderness, breaking the famed Union "Iron Brigade." They joined General Gordon's flank attack that nearly unhinged General U. S. Grant's army the very next day.

They suffered under the juggernaut of the massive Federal attack at Spotsylvania Court House and were part of the Confederate counterattack that stopped the Federals cold, saving General Lee's army from certain annihilation. They marched to the gates of Washington, DC, with Early's Second Corp during the summer of 1864. They endured severe hardship and intense suffering in the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia in the final months of the war. Finally. they marched to Appomattox Court House with the remnants of General Lee's army, as the curtain fell on the Army of Northern Virginia in April of 1865.

They traveled to Virginia 1,200 strong in the Spring of 1862, but only 107 soldiers remained in the ranks of the 38th Georgia to see the regiment surrender at Appomattox Court House. The survivors walked home to Georgia, a journey of some 400 miles, not knowing if their homes were even standing, after Sherman's devastating March to the Sea. Few Confederate regiments witnessed so many pivotal moments in history of the Army of Northern Virginia and this is their story....

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