of that regiment and of the Forty-third Tennessee.
was successful in driving the enemy from three fortified points on the Hall's Ferry
road, inflicting considerable loss.
The other event worthy of record was the reconnoissance made on the Warrenton
road under Colonel Curtiss
, Forty-first Georgia, resulting in the capture of 107 of the enemy's pickets.
complimented this officer with the following special mention: ‘The reconnoissance was conducted in a manner which reflects credit upon that able officer.’
Another of the heroes of the siege was Lieut. George D. Wise
, ordnance officer of Cumming
's brigade, who before the opening of the land campaign had made daring reconnoissances, was distinguished in the battle of Champion's Hill, and after the Federal
lines had been drawn about the fated city, carried dispatches between Pemberton
, seeming to be able to go and come at will, as if he bore a charmed life.
and his Georgians took part in the ineffectual defense of Jackson, Miss.
, against Sherman
, after the fall of Vicksburg
Here also Marcellus A. Stovall
, former commander of the Third battalion, was present, with the rank of brigadier-general, commanding among other regiments the Forty-seventh Georgia.
Turning attention from the western to the eastern fields of conflict, it is observed that almost simultaneously with the fall of Vicksburg
occurred the deadly grapple of the Northern
and Southern armies at Gettysburg
, from which the army of Northern Virginia returned shattered and bleeding, after having struck the enemy so heavy a blow that he could make no effective pursuit.
's corps led the way in the forward movement of the army of General Lee
in the invasion of Pennsylvania
, first taking the fortified post of Winchester, Va.
, with 23 guns and 4,000 prisoners, a splendid achievement in which Gordon
's Georgia brigade took an active part.
's report the fact is mentioned that ‘Gordon
's brigade, ’