23rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Company B, "Choestoe Guards"
writing to his Mother in Union County, Georgia
written September 8, 1863
John Barnes' letter was found behind a picture frame in Union County, Georgia. He served
in Co. B, "Choestoe Guard," 23rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. While at Charleston, the 23rd fought at Battery
Wagner, Fort Sumter and James Island.
The following letter describes Battery Wagner and the sinking of the sidewheel steamer transport
Sumter with the 23rd G.V.I.R. aboard including Union County’s Company B, "Choestoe Guard" and Company K, "Young Cane