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ter, but was forced to surrender. The prisoners were soon exchanged and in service again. A detachment from this regiment also served at Battery Wagner in 1863. The First volunteer regiment under Colonel Olmstead was sent to Dalton in May, 1864, and served thenceforth in the army of Tennessee until the surrender in North Carolina, April 26, 1865. The next command organized to serve outside the State was a battalion, formed in response to the telegraphic request of Governor Letcher, April 19, 1861, for two or three companies to go immediately to Norfolk, Va. The governor put himself in communication with the cities of Columbus, Macon and Griffin, where he knew that military companies were ready for such emergencies, and gave but half an hour for deliberation. The responses came quickly and bravely, and in less than twenty-four hours four companies were on their way to Virginia. These were the Floyd Rifles, Capt. Thomas Hardeman; Macon Volunteers, Captain Smith; City Light Guards