- The 7th Georgia along with the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 59th made up Gen. 'Tige' Anderson's Brigade
in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Corps.
The GA 7th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1861, at Atlanta, Georgia,
and in June moved to Harpers Ferry,Virginia. Assigned to Colonel F. S. Bartows
Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, it was active in the fight at First Manassas.
In April 1861, the regiment had 611 effectives and served under the command of
General G. T. Anderson until the end of the war. It participated in the
campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days Battles to Cold
Harbor, except when it was detached with Longstreet at Suffolk, in Georgia, and
at Knoxville. The 7th was not involved in the Battle of Chickamauga. It was
active in the long Petersburg siege south and north of the James River and later
the Appomattox Campaign. (From: The War for Southern Independence In Georgia)
Rene Marion Pittman
Born - January 28, 1812 in Columbia County, Georgia
Died - October 24, 1873 in Queen Mills, Cobb County, Georgia
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