The Forty-second regiment Georgia volunteers had at first the following field officers: Col. Robert J. Henderson, Lieut.-Col. R. F. Maddox, Maj. William H. Hulsey, and Adjt. H. M. Wylie. The captains were: (A) L. P. Thomas, (B) B. P. Weaver, (c) H. W. Parris, (D) Nathan Clay, (E) T. J. Mercer, (F) James M. Summers, (G) Enoch E. McCollum, (H) J. T. Mitchell, (I) John H. Barrett, (K)William L. Calhoun.
The Forty-second was assigned to the army of Tennessee; took part in the campaign of Gen. Kirby Smith in east Tennessee and Kentucky; was sent to Mississippi in time for the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, where it was complimented in general orders; acted a gallant part in the battles of the Vicksburg campaign, and was exchanged in time to share in the battle of Missionary Ridge.
The Forty-second was in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, and especially distinguished in the headlong charge at Atlanta, July 22, 1864, along the Georgia railroad, capturing a battery of guns. The regiment shared also in the hardships and battles of the Tennessee campaign. In the spring of 1865 it was consolidated with the Thirty-sixth and parts of the Thirty-fourth and Fifty-sixth Georgia regiments, retaining its own number, and again followed the lead of Gen. J. E. Johnston in the campaign of the Carolinas, surrendering at Durham's Station. Major Hulsey became lieutenant.
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