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3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters      
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Nathan Louis Hutchins, Jr. - Lt. Colonel   
Was Brigade Commander during Battle of Knoxville. Was captured at Sailor's Creek in 1865.
Contact Name:  Janice Norton
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Date Added:  6/18/2012
Company A
Madison Florida Crumley - Captain   
Madison F. Crumley, first cousin to George B. and Sidney S. Crumley, was chosen for transfer and promotion to the 3rd Georgia Battalion SS on June 8, 1863. He had served as 2cd Lt. in Co.B of the 18th Georgia, the only non-Texas regiment in Hood`s Texas Brigade. He lead his sharpshooters company through fierce fighting, from Gettysburg on, until he was captured in battle on 19, Oct. 1864 at Cedar Creek during the Federal counter-attack. He was held prisoner at Fort Delaware until July 19, 1865, long after the close of combat as he joined many others who would not take the oath of allegance until the formal wording was changed.
He devoted his life to the practice of medicine in Macon and Atlanta before settling in Ogelthorpe, Georgia where he served as Mayor.
Contact Name:  Morris L Crumley
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Date Added:  1/5/2009
Company A
William Ledbetter - Private   
Wiliam joined July 1861 in Cherokee County, Georgia

Originally assigned to Comany K, 18th Georgia Infantry

Transferred to Company A, 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters June 8, 1863.

Born: 13 Nov 1835, Forsyth County, Georgia

Died: 22 Jun 1899, Forsyth County, Georgia

Married Catherine Gravitt 5 Dec 1854, Forsyth County, Georgia
Contact Name:  Mark Watson
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Date Added:  1/20/2011
Company A
D. E. Underwood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Christopher G. Tanner
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Date Added:  3/13/2010
Company A
James Middleton Upshaw - 1st Sergeant   
Co H 18th GA 13 Jun 1861 Co A 3rd Bn GA Sharpshooters 8 Jun 1863 2nd Sergeant 1863 1st Sergeant 1863 Captured Deep Bottom, VA 16 Aug 1864 Elmira Prison, New York Paroled James River, VA 10 Mar 1865
Contact Name:  William J Upshaw
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Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company A
James C Wade - 1st Sergeant   
James C. Wade mustered in at Banks County, Ga. in August of 1861. He was captured at Saylors Creek in Lee's run to the west to turn south. He was taken to Point Lookout prison and was parolled in June of 1861. He returned to Banks County, received a pension in 1903 from the state of Ga. He died in 1909 and is buried in Ti Ti Baptist Church Cemetery in Ti Ti, Ga.
Contact Name:  Scott Wade
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Date Added:  6/11/2010
Company B
George Blanton Crumley - 4th Sergeant   
George B. Crumley was selected for transfer, and promotion to the 3rd. Georgia Battalion SS on June 8, 1863 at the age of 21. He was a hardened veteran from Co. K of the 24th Georgia, and fought in the sharpshooters from Gettysburg through the battle of Cedar Creek, Oct 19, 1864 when he was mortally wounded during the Federal counter-attack that afternoon. To date, I have not been able to find the exact date of death, or any information about where he was buried. His older brother, William Colley Crumley, of the 16th Georgia, died of illness in Richmond in May, 1862 and was buried in Hollywood cemetary.
Contact Name:  Morris L Crumley
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Date Added:  1/5/2009
Company B
Sidney Smith Crumley - 2nd Corporal   
Smith Crumley was selected for transfer to the 3rd Ga. Batt. SS on June 8. 1863, he was a 19 year old veteran of Co. K of the 24th Georgia. He survived the heavy fighting of the ANV from the wheatfield at Gettysburg, Fort Sanders at Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, North Anna River, Cedar Creek, and Petersburg. After the death of his brother George, wounded at Cedar Creek, Smith Crumley was granted 60 day furlough of indulgence, and was home, in Nacoochee Valley Georgia when Lee surrendered the army. He was paroled at Athens, Georgia in May,1865. The following year he married Julia Westmoreland, they would have eight children.In 1871, Smith Crumley, and his family, including his mother and father, and two brothers and one sister, traveled by covered wagon to Colorado territory as part of what would become known as,'The Georgia Colony'. They would settle into land in and around Le Veta, Colorado. In 1877, Smith, Julia, and their children returned to Georgia and built a place along Spoil Cane Creek to live out their lives. Smith Crumley became minister of the Chattahoochee Methodist Church, the same church that would be featured in the 1952 film, 'I`d Climb The Highest Mountain.' According to his state pension forms, witnessed by C. C. Allen, M. L. Vandiver, and J. J. Westmorleand, Smith Crumley suffered in his old age from rhuematism, of which first afflicted him on picket duty near the North Carolina coast, early in the war, while a private in the 24th Georgia. Julia died in 1919. Smith Crumley died in 1932 and is buried in the Chattahoochee Methodist Churchyard in Robertstown, Georgia. He was the last full-time gatekeeper of the Unicoi Turnpike.

His grave stone is inscribed, 'A friend to his country, and a believer in Christ'.
Contact Name:  Morris L Crumley
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Date Added:  1/5/2009
Company B
Francis Marion Jackson - Corporal   
Francis Marion Jackson born 1839 Son of Levi and Jemima Jackson White Co. Ga. Originally with 24th Ga Infantry transferred to Sharpeshooters. Died in 1870
Contact Name:  Marvin Poe
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Date Added:  10/5/2009
Company B
Henry c. Trotter - Corporal   
Henry Clay Trotter born 1845, Habersham County Ga. Enlisted April 1861 24th Infantry Co G. In 1863 he volunteered for the newly formed 3rd georgia Sharpshooters. Last rank-Corporal.No more Info after 1864.
Contact Name:  James Trotter
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Date Added:  2/12/2009
Company B
Bird O Yearwood - Private   
Sweetwater Enterprise, (Monroe Co. TN) July 14, 1870:

'In A Small Grave---About a mile northwest of town is the grave of a Confederate soldier. On the head-board is inscribed, “B.O. Yearwood, Co. B. 3d Ga. Bat. S.S.” Mr. Yearwood is supposed to have been killed in a cavalry skirmish which took place near Sweetwater in 1865. As he may have friends or relatives in Georgia who are ignorant of his place of burial, our Georgia exchanges are requested to copy this notice. The editor of this paper will give the friends of Mr. Yearwood any further information he can avail himself of which they may desire to obtain.'
Contact Name:  Anne Stjern
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Date Added:  8/6/2008
Company B
Lewis J Yearwood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Anne Stjern
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Date Added:  8/6/2008
Company C
Frederick Rogers Godard - Private   
my g g g grandad Frederick Rogers Godard born abt 1820 Monroe co GA Frederick fought for the CSA in Company C third Battailion 2nd brigade of GA state Troops..he was discharged in 1862 at age 32 Unknown date of death it is believed to be 1864-1865 unknown burial place.
I found his archived discharge paper online in Ga state archives.
Contact Name:  Dan McConnell
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Date Added:  8/23/2010
Company D
Jasper Pickens Hayes - Sergeant   
Enlisted at Carrollton, GA. on 15 Aug 1861.
Contact Name:  Herman Johnson
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Date Added:  12/2/2008
Company E
Nace L Walls - Private   
Private Nace Walls was born in Pendleton District, SC on 25 December 1820. He enlisted in Company E, 24th Georgia Infantry Regiment on 4 Mar 1862. He fought with this unit until his transfer to Company E, 3rd Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion on 8 Jun 1863. He remained with this unit through the rest of the war. He died on 15 January 1884 in Rabun County, GA. He married Nancy Jane Roach in 1839 and had several children, Clarinda, Willam, Drury, Martha, James, Nancy, Mary, and Davis. His son, Drury, fought in the 2nd NC Infantry regiment and in the 21st Georgia Infantry Regiment.
Contact Name:  Corey Patterson
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Date Added:  8/28/2011
Company E
Elijah Walraven - Private   
Enlisted 21 Feb 1862 at Acworth, GA.
Contact Name:  Herman Johnson
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Date Added:  10/5/2009
Company F
John A. Brooks - Private   
John was previously in Co. D. of Phillips Legion Infantry. Was selected for the sharpshooters and joined them in May of 1863. His first record with this unit was a muster record for May and June 1863 which stated he was paid by Capt. Byrd on May 1st 1863. I think they were present as this unit at Chancellorsville. He was wounded at the Wilderness May 6, 1864,
Contact Name:  Tom Thompson
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Date Added:  7/29/2010
Company F
Thomas Jefferson Shoemaker - Private   
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Contact Name:  Andy Witt
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Date Added:  7/8/2009
Company F
Joshua Pitchford Stephens - Private   
Transferred from 7th Georgia Infantry Regiment in June 1863. Captured at Gettysburg 02 or 03 Jul 1863. Prisoner of war at Fort Delaware until released on oath of allegiance 15 Jun 1865. Born 11 Aug 1837, Franklin Co., GA. Died 30 May 1912, Cobb Co., GA. Interment at Sandy Plains Cemetery South, Marietta, GA.
Contact Name:  H. David Richardson
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Date Added:  7/3/2014
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