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5th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: John Hamilton BeaversRank: Private Company: B

John Hamilton Beavers, born September 27, 1846, was too young to join the Confederate Army, but he enlisted, in 1863, in 2nd Infantry Battalion Georgia (Atlanta Arsenal Battalion Infantry under Major James K. McCall). When the Georgia Militia was reorganized in Feb. 1865, He was transferred to the 5th Reserve Infantry Regiment Georgia. His regiment was placed under the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. He served out the war fighting with the Confederate Army of Tennessee. At the Battle of Bentonvill, NC, he was still under General Johnston and in Hardee's Corp, and Walthall's Division. The 5th Regiment was under the command of Major C.E. McGregor. During March 19-21, 1865, John Beavers was wounded and sent to Raleigh, NC. He was captured when the Union forces took over Raleigh On April 13. He was held prison until he signed the oath of allegiance on April 22, 1865 in Raleigh. The rest of the 5th Regiment surrendered at Goldsboro, NC on April 26, 1865, when General Johnston surrendered to Sherman.

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