20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Formed at Columbus, Georgia, in May, 1861
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.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster on page 766
- Company A - ("Sparks Guards") Bibb County - see - Roster on page 769; USGenWeb
- Company B - ('Muscogee Mounted Guards" or "Border Rangers") Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 776; USGenWeb
- Company C - ("Jefferson Guards") Jefferson County - see - Roster on page 784; USGenWeb
- Company D - Polk County - see - Roster on page 790; USGenWeb
- Company E - ("Whitesville Guards") Harris County - see - Roster on page 797; USGenWeb
- Company F - ("Conferderate Continentals") Fulton County - see - Roster on page 804
- Company G - Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 810; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Telfair Volunteers") Telfair County - see - Roster on page 817
- Company I - ("Southern Guards") Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 824; USGenWeb
- Company K - ("Montgomery Guards") Richmond County - see - Roster on page 832
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Dameron, J. David. Benning's Brigade. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1997, 2004, c2005, FHL book 975.8 M2dd
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).