66th Ga. Infantry

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66th Georgia Infantry

This regiment was composed primarily of conscripts taken from the Camps of Instruction at Decatur, Ga., and Macon, Ga. The companies appear to have been organized at various times in August and September, 1863, and formed into a regiment on October 13, 1863. For a time the regiment was at Camp Cobb, Quincy, Fl, but was made a part of General Johnston's Army of Tennessee soon thereafter and served with this command to the end of the war. In February or March 1865, the regiment merged into the newly organized 1st Battalion Confederate Infantry, of which only fragmentary records exist.

Of the Sixty-sixth Georgia regiment, the following officers are all of whom a record has been obtained: Col. J. C. Nisbet; Capts. A. H. Reid, Company F; G. V. Hall, Company G, and J. Thornton, Company I. But Capt. Thomas L. Langston is mentioned in the reports of July and August, 1864, as ranking captain in command. This regiment served in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns, losing heavily in the battle of July 22d, at Atlanta, and again in the battle of Nashville, where with the First Georgia Confederate it was led by Lieut.-Col. James C. Gordon. In the spring of 1865 these two regiments were consolidated with the First battalion sharpshooters and the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth regiments, under the name of the First Georgia Confederate battalion. Under General Johnston it participated in the campaign of the Carolinas, laying down its arms near Goldsboro, April 26, 1865.



66th Regiment drew men from these counties:

Company A: Bibb and other counties

Company B: Dekalb and other counties

Company C: Newton and other counties

Company D: Bibb and Jones Counties-Mangham Infantry

Company E: Dekalb and other counties

Company F: Putnam and other counties

Company G: Greene, Morgan and other counties

Company H: Dekalb and other counties

Company I: Clarke, Madison, and other counties

Company K: Filled with men from miscellaneous counties

Source: http://user.winbeam.com/~jagriffin/66th.htm

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Podad

First Sergeant
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My GG Grandfather Conrad Sellers was drafted into service in mid 1863. He was about 43 years old at the time. He was assigned to serve with Company C of the 66th Ga Infantry. His record shows he was sick in camp at Dalton Ga in late 1863. He was transferred to a hospital at Kingston, Ga. and died there in Jan. 1864. He is believed to be buried in one of the 250 unknown plots. Affidavits from other soldiers taken during his widows pension application process swear that he is buried there. These burial places are all marked but there are no inscriptions.

Without a confirmed place of burial I was not able to obtain a VA marker. So family members purchased a memorial marker for Conrad and his wife and placed it on their son’s grave at Damascus Church in Banks Co. Ga in 2002
Sellers memorial marker at Damscus Cemetery.jpg
 
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