Caswell’s 4th GA Sharpshooter Battalion (ACW)

General Information


Series American Civil War
Active Spring 1863 – April 26, 1865
Country Confederated States of America
Allegiance CSA
Branch Infantry
Size Battalion
Commander(s) Major Theodore D. Caswell

Engagements

  • Battle of Hoover’s Gap (24-26, June 1863)

Basic History

The 4th Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters was organized from part of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Battalion during the spring of 1863 and ended the war in North Carolina.

4th Battalion Sharpshooters was organized from part of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Battalion during the spring of 1863. The unit contained four companies and was assigned to General Bates’ and Tyler’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It served from Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. At Chickamauga the battalion had 92 effectives on the first day and 54 on the second, and in December, 1863, it totaled 101 men and 70 arms. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. Major Theodore D. Caswell was in command.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 476 men on its roster for this unit. Roster

4TH GA SHARPSHOOTER BATTALION GALLERY


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