a night attack on the second day, he and Doles
did not take a conspicuous part in the subsequent struggle; but they were engaged in heavy skirmishing during July 2d and 3d on the Confederate
's brigade, after Lee
's withdrawal on the night of the 4th, was rear guard of the corps.
On the 5th it held the enemy in check at Fairfield
, the Thirty-first and Twenty-sixth Georgia, under Colonel Evans
, being mainly engaged.
's brigade the loss at Gettysburg
, incurred chiefly on the first day, was killed, 270 wounded and 39 missing, the Thirteenth regiment having the heaviest loss, 20 killed and 83 wounded. The brigade captured a large number of prisoners in the first day's battle.
In the charge of that day, Colonel Evans
was wounded in the left side and temporarily disabled, but he resumed command on the second and third days.
' brigade carried into action a total of 1,369 and lost 24 killed, 124 wounded, and 31 missing. On the 1st of July, Lieut.-Col. D. R. E. Winn
was killed and Lieut.-Col. S. P. Lumpkin
received a wound that caused the loss of a leg, while gallantly leading their regiments, the Fourth and Forty-fourth. General Doles
mentioned with especial gratitude the services of Col. Edward Willis
and Maj. Isaac Hardeman
, of the Twelfth; Col. J. T. Mercer
, Lieut.-Col. T. W. Hooper
and Maj. T. C. Glover
of the Twenty-first; Maj. W. H. Willis
, Fourth; Maj. W. H. Peebles
, Forty-fourth, and the company officers in command of sharpshooters; Capt. S. G. Pryor
, Twelfth; Capt. J. B. Reese
, Forty-fourth; Lieut. J. G. Stephens
, Fourth, and Lieut. J. S. Wilder
, Twenty-first. One flag was captured by the Twelfth.
's corps took position on the field to the south of A. P. Hill
, on the second day of the battle, four more Georgia
brigades were brought into action.
' division were the brigade of Gen. P. J. Semmes
—Tenth regiment, Col. John B. Weems
; Fiftieth, Col. W. R. Manning
; Fifty-first, Col. E. Ball