16th Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Confederate States of America (CSA)
A Regimental History
Information gathered by John Griffin
(updated 23 November 2003)

It seems that there are no other links or information on the internet about this regiment.  I am posting some brief information from Confederate Military History and a bibliography on this regiment.  I do this in honor and remembrance of the men who served with this regiment, lest they be forgotten.  They deserve more than I provide here, but it is only a start.  Contribution of information to better tell their story is welcomed.


The Sixteenth regiment Georgia volunteers was organized as follows: Col. Howell Cobb; Lieut.-Col. Goode Bryan; Maj. Henry P. Thomas; Adjt. T. W. Cumming; Commissary L. McGuire; Quartermaster R. Thomas; Capts. James S. Gholston (A), A.M. Reynolds (B), J. H. Skelton (c), J. N. Montgomery (D), B. E. Stiles (E), J. H. D. McRae (F), A. C. Thompson (G), N. Reeder (H), N. L. Hutchins (I), R. J. Boyd (K). The Sixteenth was another of the splendid Georgia regiments of the army of Northern Virginia, on whose many battlefields it gained distinction, being also one of the regiments that followed Longstreet through the Chickamauga and east Tennessee campaigns. Its colonel, Howell Cobb, became a major-general in the army of the Confederate States, and his successor, Goode Bryan, a brigadier-general, being succeeded as colonel by James S. Gholston. When Bryan was promoted to colonel, Henry P. Thomas became lieutenant-colonel, and being killed in action was succeeded by B. E. Stiles. Major Thomas was succeeded by James S. Gholston, and he by J. H. Skelton. Among the captains, Gholston was succeeded by H. C. Nash (killed), and he by J. M. Sims. Captain Reeder was succeeded by H. M. Richardson.


Company Organization of the 16th Regiment

Company A: Madison County men-Madison County Greys

Company B: Jackson County men-Center Hill Guards

Company C: Hart County men-Hartwell infantry

Company D: Madison County men-Danielsville guards

Company E: Habersham County men-Cobb infantry

Company F: Walton County men

Company G: Jackson County men-Jackson County Volunteers/Jackson Rifles, Oconee Volunteers

Company H:Gwinnett County men-Flint Hill Greys

Company I: Gwinnett County men

Company K: Columbia County men-Ramsey Volunteers


Bibliography-16th Georgia Infantry

Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 7: Georgia. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot,
1987. See pp. 38-39  for a brief unit history.

Coulter, E. Merton. Lost Generation: The Life and Death of James Barrow, C.S.A. Tuscaloosa,
AL: Confederate Pub Co, 1956.

Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books,
1987. Ref. See pgs. 95-96 for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Georgia State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of
Georgia, l86l-l865. Vol. 2. Hapeville, GA: Longino & Porter, 1959. pgs. 480-558. Unit roster. 

Holley, Thomas E., Company K, Ramsey Volunteers, The Sixteenth Georgia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America: The Officers, the Battles and a Genealogy of its Soldiers. Fernandina Beach, FL: Wolfe, 1995.

Jones, Charles E. Georgia in the War, 1861-1866. Atlanta, GA: Foot & Davies, 1909. See pg. 26 for an incomplete list of unit officers. 

Montgomery, Horace. Howell Cobb's Confederate Career. Tuscaloosa, AL: Confederate Pub Co,

Roberson, Elizabeth E., ed. Weep not for Me, Dear Mother: The War Experiences of Private Eli
Pinson Landers of the 16th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, the Flint Hill Grays, From Newly Discovered Letters to his Mother. Wash, NC: Venture Pr, 1991. 

Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies:...Georgia. NY: Facts on File, 1995.
pp. 215-16 

The following manuscripts may be found in the US Military History Institute Archives:

Hutchins, Clarence L. - CWTIColl
Thompson, Augustus C. - LeighColl Bk 25: 77

2001 John Griffin