Saturday, March 3, 2012
The news of the regiment's disbandment, brought by Captain John A. Houser of the Southern Rights Guard, turns out happily to be true. The First Georgia is to be sent back to Georgia to be mustered out of service. On March 3, 1862, the men pack up their kits as they prepare to move out. Their muskets, cartridge boxes and bayonets are collected to be turned over to troops serving under General Edmund Kirby Smith.