and Abda Johnson
The latter, though sick, was present and cheering his men, who were commanded by Lieut.-Col. Robert M. Young
. Raleigh S. Camp
, William H. Hulsey
and M. S. Nall
; Capts. Max VanD
and J. W. Johnston
, and Lieutenant Sharkey
, of the artillery; and the staff officers, Capt. A. C. Thom
, Lieut. T. B. Lyons
, R. F. Patterson
, W. Norcum
and C. L. Thompson
, were specially mentioned.
's brigade was about 2,500 strong, and lost in killed 142, wounded 314, missing 539, total 995.
Of the missing, General Cumming
estimated that about 200 were killed or wounded.
As they fell back fighting desperately against the flanking attacks of the enemy, Colonels McConnell
were severely wounded.
had left his sick room at Vicksburg
to command his regiment in this fight.
Capt. Henry P. Osborne
, the youngest officer of his rank in the Thirty-ninth Georgia, not yet twenty-one years old, was particularly distinguished by the courage and skill displayed in holding his company together and securing their orderly withdrawal, for which he was complimented by General Cumming
on the field.
During the subsequent siege he showed remarkable skill in the construction of the part of the line under his supervision.
This promising young officer died soon after the fall of Vicksburg
at his home in Augusta, Ga.
, and at his funeral a great outpouring of citizens honored his memory.
During the siege of Vicksburg
, soon afterward begun, and continued until the surrender July 4, 1863, the remnants of the ten Georgia
regiments shared the heroic services and uncomplaining endurance of Pemberton
's little army.
There was not much opportunity for those sallies which enliven the history of famous sieges in romance.
The only ones mentioned by General Stevenson
were made by Georgians.
Lieut.-Col. C. S. Guyton
, of the Fifty-seventh Georgia, went out one night with portions