' brigades were at the front, while Thomas
was with that line under A. P. Hill
ordered in as he was carried from the field.
In the onslaught made by Jackson
's corps that Saturday evening, May 2d, Doles
' brigade advanced through a heavy fire of grape, canister and shell, captured a battery, drove the enemy from a hill and across an open field, and then captured a second battery upon an eminence entrenched with rifle-pits.
This fight lasted from 5:30 to 9 o'clock and many gallant men lost their lives.
Among the killed were Capt. R. M. Bisel
, Fourth Georgia; Capts. G. G. Green
and H. M. Credille
, and Lieut. A. M. Burnside
, acting adjutant
Forty-fourth, and Capt. U. A. Allen
, Twenty-first. Col. Phil Cook
was severely, and Capt. A. C. Watkins
, Twenty-first, mortally, wounded.
The brigade captured many prisoners on Sunday and continued skirmishing for three days afterward.
and Lieut.-Col. David R. E. Winn
, Fourth; Colonel Willis
and Maj. Isaac Hardeman
, Twelfth; Lieutenant-Colonel Lumpkin
, Forty-fourth; and Colonel Mercer
and Maj. T. C. Glover
, Twenty-first, were especially commended for gallantry.
The brigade went into action with 126 officers and 1,468 enlisted men, and lost 66 killed, 343 wounded and 28 missing.
's brigade was delayed in getting into the fight by a demonstration of Federal cavalry in flank, but reached the field in time to support Doles
Sunday morning it was sent from flank to flank, finally finding opportunity to take an important part in driving the enemy from the breastworks at Chancellorsville
Capt. William M. Arnold
, in command of skirmishers, was particularly distinguished.
The brigade was about 1,600 strong and lost 10 killed and 134 wounded outside of the Twenty-third, which, as has been noted, was mainly captured, involving a loss of 276 men. Thomas
' brigade attacked the enemy at an early hour Sunday morning, drove the first line from breastworks, routed a second