History of the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment


This book covers the period of the U.S. Civil War and provides a detailed combat history of the 14th Georgia Infantry regiment of Lee's army. The story is constructed around quotations from letters written home from soldiers of Company A of this regiment to summarize the actions of the 14th Georgia in the complete period of fighting from the days immediately following 1st Manassas right up through the end at Appomattox Courthouse. The story was initiated to provide a history of this regiment to the descendents of one of its veterans-Private Aaron Jackson Dewberry of Monroe, Georgia. It evolved into a personal story including all of the veterans from Company A in this regiment. The narrative includes an individual accounting of each of the 119 veterans of the company and will be of especial interest to all of their descendents. The narrative and action is placed in the Virginia campaigns of Robert E. Lee's army. From the narrative and letters quoted, the reader will be placed at thirteen battlefield sites including detailed action accounts of Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Appomattox. Confederate descendents of the veterans of Company A of the 14th Georgia Regiment will find this a stirring accounting of their ancestor's experiences.

Ray Dewberry

(2004), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 136 pp.

ISBN: 9781585499137