This regiment was originally known as 1st Villepigue's
Independent Battalion and the 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry,
(Villepigue's). Designation was changed to 1st Confederate Regiment
Infantry and it was also known as the 1st Confederate Regiment,
John B. Villepigue was Major and Lieutenant Colonel
of the 1st Battalion, Georgia Infantry; Colonel of the 36th (Villepigue's)
Georgia Infantry and Colonel of the 1st Regiment Confederate Infantry.