through his brain.
He had been conspicuous for coolness and gallantry.
, of the Second, equally distinguished, was killed by a ball through the heart as he and his regiment passed through a gorge swept by the fire of infantry and artillery.
Lieut.-Col. J. D. Waddell
succeeded to the command of the Twentieth, and Maj. W. S. Shepherd
to that of the Second.
The captured guns were taken by the Twentieth and the Seventeenth, aided by a part of the First Texas which had joined the brigade; but as General Benning
says, ‘they could not have taken, certainly not held the guns if the Second and Fifteenth had not by the hardest kind of fighting at great loss protected their flanks.’
's men were particularly distinguished in the capture of prisoners.
On the evening of the third day, an order from General McLaws
improperly conveyed caused Colonel DuBose
to be sent with his regiment to an exposed position, from which he was able to extricate himself by gallant fighting but at great loss.
This regiment had the most killed, wounded and missing —70 on the 2d and 101 on the 3d, in all over half the regiment.
The loss of the brigade was given at about 400 on the 2d, and in all 509.
's Georgians made three charges upon the enemy, at the base of the hill, marked by desperate fighting, and in the second of these, General Anderson
was severely wounded, the command devolving upon Lieut.-Col. William Luffman
, Eleventh regiment. Lieutenant-Colonel Mounger
, of the Ninth, was killed by a piece of shell soon after the advance commenced, and for about an hour Maj. W. M. Jones
was in command, when he and Capt. J. M. D. King
were both wounded, and carried from the field, leaving the regiment in charge of Capt. George Hillyer
. Lieut. E. W. Bowen
was among the killed.
Eleven officers were wounded; of the enlisted men, 25 killed, and 119 wounded, with 32 missing, making a total loss of 189 out of 340. Col. F. H. Little