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P. Simms became colonel; was promoted to brigadier-general, and during the Appomattox campaign commanded the brigade. The records are incomplete, and silent as to other changes. The Fifty-fourth regiment Georgia volunteers had for its first field officers: Col. Charlton H. Way, Lieut.-Col. Morgan Rawls, Maj. William H. Mann, Adjt. T. H. Brantley. The captains were: (A) T. W. Brantley, (B) George W. Moody, (C) D. A. Green, (D) A. S. Roberts, (E) J. H. Evans, (F) W. T. Chisholm, (G) George W. Knight, (H) C. R. Russell, (I) L. L. Elkins, (K) George Eason. The regiment served for some time in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, being one of the regiments engaged in the heroic defense of Battery Wagner on Morris island, near Charleston. Sent to Dalton in the spring of 1864, it participated in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns. In the spring of 1865, having been consolidated with the Thirty-seventh Georgia regiment and Fourth Georgia battalion of sharpshooters,