The state of Georgia pulls its name of king George II of England, it is the 4th state of the union and it since 1788. It was the theater of the confrontations against the Indian nation Creek and on top of by its position, it undergoes the assaults and the raids of Royal Navy on its Atlantic Coasts. The war of 1812 was rather welcomed well by Georgia which saw in this conflict the opportunity of règler the Indian problem. By stigmatizing Indians, allies of the English people she hoped to put an end to the territorial conflicts which set the colonists against the numerous tribes of the region (Cherokee, Creek).
The militia of Georgia was mobilized for helping the Mississippi to fight Indian tribes in Alabama. She was implied in the fights of Autossee on November 29th, 1813 and Calebee Creek on January 26th, 1814. During the fights for Louisianne, the city of Motive was able to matter on a contingent of Georgians to help to defend itself against the English attacks. During the campaign of New Orleans, the English fleet of admiral Cockburn seized the island of Cumberland from which the English people were able to operate some raids on the coast of Georgia. They took for objective the battery situated near Saint Peter but fell in an ambush tightened by the local militia in January, 1815. The English people pushed away the attack and occupied the city of quite close Saint Marie. During this period the local militia harassed the English troops but was not really able to oppose to them.
The militia of Georgia is organized in divisions, in brigades, in regiments and in battalions. Every county had to supply at least a company under the orders of a captain and could more supply with it a squadron of cavalry. In 1807 there were 275 companies in 26 counties. In 1812, was authorized by a "act" the deployment only of a division consisted of two brigades.
Companies of fusilliers gone up were organized to participate in the defense in the borders, these men were armed and dressed in a most ill-assorted way which is.
The law on the militia of 1807, replacing that of the 1792, which specified the standards for the uniform of the militia stipulated that the men must be dressed in accordance with the laws of the Congress and in agreement with the recommendations of their respective bosses of brigade. Concretely the soldiers of the infantry were dressed with a uniform close to that carried by the federal troops before 1810: blue with collar and red sleeves, lapel of red breast, color buttons copper, "round hat" with black mane. The artillerymen carried the same holding with the color buttons money and one cocked hat or a "round hat". The officers carried cocked hat and the holding of their weapon, the general officers carried the classic dark blue holding with parmenture chamois. The riders carried a cut blue holding shorter than an infantry with collar, sleeves, red lapel of breast, white buttons, black belt, blue pants with red sewing. The riders carried a kind of tarleton with red turban, white plume, rosette of black leather with eagle money.
The cavalry officers carried a red scarf over their belt and the following attributes of rank:
Lieutenant-colonel and chief warrant officer two shoulder straps money
The captains a shoulder strap money to the right and a shoulder flap money to the left
The lieutenants a shoulder strap money to the left and a red shoulder flap to the right
Trumpets a shoulder strap money to the left.
But as in the other states, the great majority of the militiamen did not carry a uniform of the whole; the jacket of also popular hunting in this region was carried under all its forms, the armament more than heterogeneous grouped muskets of any origins, rifles and rifles were lined from the last century.
Besides the militia, Georgia was able to matter on several units of volunteers as the company of artillery of Chatham, the company of heavy artillery of Savannah, the voluntary guards of Savannah, the Republican blues.... The uniforms of all these units are very badly known for the greater part.