the brigade of Gen. W. T. Wofford
—Sixteenth regiment, Col. Goode Bryan
; Eighteenth, Lieut.-Col. S. Z. Ruff
; Twenty-fourth, Col. Robert McMillan
's legion, Lieut.-Col. Luther J. Glenn
Lieut. E. S. Barclay
. In Hood
's division were the brigade of Gen. George T. Anderson
—Seventh Georgia, Col. W. W. White
; Eighth, Col. John R. Towers
; Ninth, Lieut.-Col. John C. Mounger
; Eleventh, Col. F. H. Little
, and Fifty-ninth, Col. Jack Brown
; and the brigade of Gen. Henry L. Benning
—Second regiment, Lieut.-Col. William T. Harris
; Fifteenth, Col. D. M. DuBose
; Seventeenth, Col. W. C. Hodges
, and Twentieth, Col. John A. Jones
' division got into position opposite the Federal
left about 4 p. m. Hood
's division was moved on farther to the enemy's left, which it partly enveloped.
That evening these two divisions, half Georgians, the other half mainly South Carolinians, Mississippians, Alabamians and Texans, made a successful assault upon Sickles
' corps, driving it back from the wheatfield and almost gaining possession of Little Round Top
. As the gray line pushed forward it was exposed to artillery fire from the heights and musketry fire from the troops at their front before the base of the ridge.
was wounded and Gen. E. M. Law
took command of that division.
But the gray swept on until, as General Law has described it, ‘the blue line in front wavered, broke, and seemed to dissolve in the woods and rocks on the mountainside.’
As the Confederates
followed up among the rocks of Devil's Den, Benning
's and Anderson
's brigades, until then in the second line, were brought forward, and the four brigades pushed their way up the hill, fighting from boulder to boulder, and sometimes mounting the rocks to fire with better effect.
Not an hour had elapsed from the beginning of the attack before the Georgians, Texans and Alabamians had taken Round Top
and a spur before Little Round Top
, where they intrenched with rocks that night.