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CSA Butts county GA Phillips The Bailey Volunteers Company B (A) 30th Regiment
Company B "The Bailey Volunteers" was organized on 25 Sept 1861 in Butts County, GA. Upon the reorganization of the 30th GA Infantry (circa May 1862) Company B became Company A. As with most Army of Tennessee units, the 30th Regiment suffered greatly. Company B (A) was no exception. Overall, 112 men appear on the rolls of the "Bailey Vols." of those, nearly half would become battlefield casualties. Countless others suffered and died of disease, the War Between the States' number one killer. Like the other companies in Hardee's Corps, to which the 30th GA Vols belonged, the Bailey Vols. probably fielded around 60-70 men during their first baptism by fire at Jackson Mississippi. In their second major action, the company was among the hardest hit in the Regiment, suffering 14 casualties in a Confederate victory at Chickamauga. During the Atlanta Campaign, the company's average strength was probably around 40 men, after Atlanta fell, the company was reduced to no more than 30. Few armies in the history of human conflict suffered so much, or so long as Hood's Army of Tenn. during the ill-fated Franklin/Nashville campaign. After weeks of marching thru the snow, the barefooted and poorly-clad men of the proud 30th GA Vols faced capture at the hands of their well-equipped enemy. When the remnant of the army finally surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865, fewer than 10 "Bailey Volunteers" were there to see their colors capitulated and their weapons taken.
3rd Sgt. Charles J. Phillips Enlisted as a Pvt 25 Sept 1861 Sick-14 Dec 1862 No Further Record
Promoted to 1st Cpl. (1862) "at Camp Young, GA" "Residence, Butts County"
Promoted to 3rd Sgt 08 Aug 1862
Jefferson C. Phillips Enlisted 25 Sept 1861 KIA 27 Jun 1864 "Residence, Butts County"
"at Kennesaw Mountain, GA"