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1864

About this collection

Enrollment Lists of all free white males between sixteen and sixty not serving in Confederate or State service, required under the Act of the Georgia General Assembly for re-organizing the Georgia Militia passed December 14, 1863. These records are from Record Group 022-01-004, Adjutant General, Militia Records.

 

Historical Background

 

All free white males between eighteen and forty-five were subject to military duty, however the law provided many exceptions.  The militia was not called to active military service until the governor as commander-in-chief issued a proclamation. 

 

On December 14, 1863, the Georgia General Assembly passed an act to re-organize the state’s militia.  The law stated that each senatorial district would constitute a separate military district, to which the governor would appoint an Aid-de-Camp with the rank of Colonel.  The Aid-de-Camp enrolled by company or militia district all free white males between sixteen and sixty not already serving in the Confederate or State service.  Each Aid-de-Camp forwarded two complete lists in each county of his senatorial district to the Adjutant General and filed one list with the Clerk of the Superior Court in each county.  If there were few persons to enroll in a militia district, the Aid-de-Camp could consolidate two or more adjoining militia districts into one, reporting the numbers of the districts thus combined.

 

What Information Can I Find?

 

The Aid-de-Camp reported for each person his

 

  • Name
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Place of Birth (state or country)
  • Exemption Claimed
  • Kind of Gun
  • Condition of Gun
  • Horse
  • Saddle
  • Bridle

 

The reporting officers signed each list but left them undated.

 

Note about digital collections and indexing

 

Both the original and duplicate lists still held by the Archives are included in the digital collection.   Not all lists are intact; a note field indicates when portions of lists are missing.  Lists include markings in pencil made over the years by Archives staff.  Lists are indexed by:

 

  • County
  • Senatorial district (referred to as military district by the law)
  • Militia district (referred to as company by the law)
  • Original or duplicate
  • Record ID.

 

Usage Note: Students and teachers may use images in classroom reports and presentations if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a "Cite as" field in the Document Description. Users can form a complete citation by combining the "County," "Militia District" and "Cite as" fields for the individual image.

 

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This collection was completed and launched in August 2008.

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