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Georgia 3rd Battalion Sharpshooters (Confederate)

6/1/63

Organized - Georgia 3rd Battalion Sharpshooters - Georgia

7/1/63

Battle - Gettysburg - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg
Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho…READ MORE

5/5/64

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw

Brigadier GeneralJoseph B. Kershaw

5/5/64

Battle - Wilderness - Spotsylvania County, Virginia; Orange County, Virginia

Wilderness
Wilderness

The first battle between Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee erupted late in the morning of May 5, 1864, as Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's Union V Corps attacked Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Second Corps on the Orange Turnpike southwest of the old Chancellorsville battlefield. Although Federal infantry managed to break through at several points, the Confederate line held. Fighting shifted to the south as Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill's Third Corps engaged Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's II Corps and ele…READ MORE

5/8/64

Battle - Spotsylvania Court House - Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Spotsylvania Court House
Spotsylvania Court House

Following the Battle of the Wilderness, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant marched the Union army south with the hope of capturing Spotsylvania Court House and preventing Robert E. Lee's army from retreating further. Lee's Confederates, however, managed to get ahead of the Federals and block the road. Fighting began on May 8th, when the Union Fifth Corps under Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren and the Sixth Corps under Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick engaged Confederate Maj. Gen. Richard Anderson's First Corps at Laurel Hi…READ MORE

6/9/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel John C. C. Sanders

6/9/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Joseph B. Kershaw

Major GeneralJoseph B. Kershaw

6/9/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Joseph B. Kershaw

Major GeneralJoseph B. Kershaw

7/27/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - undefined Jr., and Lieutenant Colonel N. L. Hutchins

Jr.

Lieutenant ColonelN. L. Hutchins

7/27/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Dudley M. Du Bose

Brigadier GeneralDudley M. Du Bose

7/27/64

Battle - First Deep Bottom - Henrico County, Virginia

First Deep Bottom
First Deep Bottom

Two weeks after Union forces arrived to invest the Confederate defenders of Petersburg, the battle lines of both sides settled into a stalemate. Since Cold Harbor, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was reluctant to mount a large frontal attack against well-entrenched Confederates. By late June, Grant's lines covered most of the eastern approaches to Petersburg, but neither side seemed ready to risk an offensive move. Determined to break the stalemate, Grant agreed to plans to blow up part of the Confederate def…READ MORE

4/9/65

Battle - Appomattox Court House - Appomattox Court House, Virginia

Appomattox Court House
Appomattox Court House

Between 26,000 and 28,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered and were paroled.READ MORE

4/9/65

Mustered Out - Georgia 3rd Battalion Sharpshooters - Georgia

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