Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 63rd Infantry muster roll
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Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 63rd Infantry muster roll

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Park, Arthur H.
Title: Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 63rd Infantry muster roll
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1175

Biographical/Historical Note

The 63rd Georgia Volunteer Regiment of the Confederate Army consisted of both infantry and heavy artillery units. Originally organized in Savannah, Georgia and commanded by Colonel George A. Gordon, the regiment was formed December 23, 1862 by merging several units totaling more than 1,100 men.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the muster roll for Company A, 63rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers for June 1863. Badges, medals, and ribbons donated with this muster roll have been removed to the artifacts collection at Georgia Historical Society, artifact number A-1175-001. Muster roll, medals, and ribbons were the property of George W. McLaughlin. McLaughlin was a merchant in Augusta who entered the Confederate Army as a private in 1861. He served in the 1st Regiment Georgia Infantry, Company A of the 12th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, and Company A of the 63rd Georgia Infantry Regiment (also know as the Oglethorpe Light Artillery of Augusta during the Civil War.) McLaughlin rose through the ranks quickly, making First Sergeant by 1862, Second Lieutenant by November 1863, and First Lieutenant in April 1865. His unit surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 63rd. Oglethorpe Artillery.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
McLaughlin, George W.
Muster rolls.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 63rd Infantry muster roll, MS 1175, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur H. Park, date unknown.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Muster roll for Company A, 63rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, 1863 June ( 2.0 p. ) View online.
A-1175-001 George McLaughlin’s ribbon for the Camp 435, Augusta, Ga. Georgia Division C.S.A. Reunion View online.
A-1175-002 George W. McLaughlin’s ribbon badge and survivor medal for the C.S.A. Hampton Reunion View online.
A-1175-003 George W. McLaughlin’s Veteran ribbon from the Augusta Exposition of the Georgia State Fair in 1891 View online.
A-1175-004 George W. McLaughlin’s button badge for the Georgia Division of the United Confederate Veteran meeting in Savannah, Georgia, November 22-24, 1899 View online.
A-1175-005 George W. McLaughlin’s ribbon from the Georgia Division of the United Confederate Veterans, annual reunion in Savannah, Georgia View online.