|Title:||U.S. Army, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Georgia Volunteers, roster of Company G|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversize folder B)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one roster of the 2nd Georgia Infantry Regiment, United States Volunteers, which served in the Spanish-American War. A group picture is included.|
When President William McKinely called for volunteers for the upcoming Spanish-American War, the 2nd Georgia Infantry Regiment was organized and assembled at Camp Northern in Griffin, Georgia. In May 1898, the regiment was mustered into service with forty-five officers and nearly a thousand enlisted men. They were led by Colonel Oscar James Brown. The regiment remained in Ybor City, Florida, for the entirety of the conflict, and never saw combat beyond the brief race rity in the city. None were killed or wounded in action, although a number died of disease. After some travel up through Alabama and across to Atlanta, the regiment was mustered out of service by December 1898.
U. S. Army, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Georgia Volunteers, roster of Company G, MS 1551. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.