2nd Georgia Regiment

The 2nd Georgia Regiment, or as it was also known, the 2nd Georgia, was a regiment of the Continental Army, which formed part of the Georgia Line. Due to bad recruitment and horrible discipline, the 2nd-4th Georgia regiments were all later disbanded, and personnel joined the (1st) Georgia Regiment.

2nd Georgia Regiment
Active1776–1781
CountryUnited States United Colonies of America
AllegianceContinental Congress of the United States
BranchUnited States Army Continental Army
TypeLine Infantry
SizeRegiment
Part ofSouthern Department
Garrison/HQ
Nickname(s)"Second Georgia"
Engagements
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Samuel Elbert

HistoryEdit

On 5 July 1776, as part of the 1776 quotas, the 2nd Georgia Regiment was formed as part of the Continental Army and subsequently assigned to the Southern Department. The regiment was organised in the fall and winter of 1776 in Williamsburg, Virginia, consisting of eight companies, and recruited primarily in Virginia. On 23 December 1777 the regiment was assigned to the new formed Georgia Brigade which contained the 1st-3rd Georgian regiments, an element in the Southern Department.[1][2][3]

By March 1780, the regiment moved into the Charleston, South Carolina garrison, and captured there by the British Southern Army on 12 May 1780. The regiment was officially disbanded following the 1781 quotas on 1 January 1781, and personnel joined the Georgia Regiment.[1][4][5][3]

There is very little information on the uniform of the regiment, but the norm seems to have been hunting shirts and gaiter trousers.[5]

EngagementsEdit

Engagements which the regiment took part in were:[1][6]

Commanding OfficersEdit

Commanding officers of the regiment were:[2][4]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Wright, p. 313.
  2. ^ a b Knight, pp. 7, 9, 10.
  3. ^ a b "Georgia Regiments in the Continental Army". American Revolutionary War. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  4. ^ a b Berg, pp. 46.
  5. ^ a b Smith, Kiley, and Black, pp. 79, 90, 99, 107, 111.
  6. ^ "Georgia Regiments in the Continental Army". American Revolutionary War. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2020-09-03.

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