28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

1861 - 1865



Pictures - Company G





2nd Lt. James Lafayette Davis
Company G, 28th Georgia
James L. Davis was born in Haywood County, North Carolina, on January 25, 1839. He enlisted at Resaca, Georgia, on August 12, 1861, as a Private in the Freeman's Guerillas, which became the 28th Georgia, Company G. He was appointed 4th Corporal in February 1862; elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant in August 1862; elected Ensign on December 11, 1862; and then elected 2nd Lieutenant in September 1863. He fought in most major battles from Yorktown to Chancellorsville under the command of Alfred H. Colquitt. His unit was then transferred south to the defense of Charleston, S.C., specifically Battery Wagner and James Island. He was furloughed home to tend to his family in August 1864 and was cut off from returning to his unit by Sherman's invasion of Georgia. He then enlisted in Captain Williams' Company, llth Regiment Georgia Militia in 1864. He surrendered in Kingston, Georgia, on May 12, 1865. Years later, his request for a pension was denied because he wasn't officially with the Confederate Army at the end of the war. As with many confederate veterans, he lived in poverty after the war and barely scratched out a living. After his son was established in Texas years later, he went to live with him there. Lt. Davis is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas. The photo was taken in the very early 1900's.
Photo courtesy of Linda Jenkins from McKinney, Texas, great-granddaughter of Lt. Davis.
Information courtesy of James Davis from Dumas, Texas, great-grandson of Lt. Davis.




Pvt. George B. Hunter
Company G, 28th Georgia
Company G, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a private on August 12, 1861. On September 30, 1864, he was captured at Fort Harrison, Virginia. On March 17, 1865, he was paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland. On March 19, 1865, he was received at Boulware and Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, for exchange.
Information taken from Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers from Georgia.
Photo courtesy of Greg Wright.


  

Pvt. Francis Marion Massingill
Company G, 28th Georgia
Company G, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a private on August 12, 1861. The roll for December 31, 1863, last on file, shows him present. No later record. He died in 1867.
Original tin-type image and photo courtesy of Lamar Bennett.




2nd Lt. Duncan A. Norton
Company G, 28th Georgia
Company G, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. This photo was taken around 1860 and shows Duncan Norton standing in front of his house in Resaca. Miraculously, the house survived the Battle of Resaca and the war, and still stands there today.
Photo courtesy of Greg Wright.

   


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