Co. B and Co.. K (the Satilla Rifles) were formed and became a part of the 1st Brigade, Georgia
State Troops in October 1861. Co. B was originally designated as Co. K, 2nd
Regiment and the Satilla Rifles were designated as
Company B elected George W. Moody as Captain, Lafayette N. Phillips - 1st Lieutenant, James L. Moody - 2nd Lieutenant and John Jackson Roberson - Jr. 2nd Lieutenant. Company K elected George W. Eason as Captain, James H. Hannon - 1st Lieutenant, Richard Bennett - 2nd Lieutenant and Green B. Ritch - Jr. 2nd Lieutenant.
The 54th Georgia was deployed in the coastal defense around the Savannah Beaulieu, Rose Dew and Coffee Bluff in support of the batterys there. They were sent to the Charleston area. They were involved in numerous conflicts in that area including and action on James Island and later the siege of Battery Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina. In 1864 the 54th
They were deployed to Mississippi and
finally crossed back to North Carolina where they were reunited with General
Joseph E. Johnston's troops and fought in the battle of Bentonville.
William A. Bowers, Jr. - 2014