the Eleventh was severely wounded, and after Luffman
took command of the brigade, Maj. H. D. McDaniel
was in charge of the Eleventh.
Among the killed of this regiment were Capts. M. T. Nunnally
and John W. Stokes
, and Lieut. W. H. Baskin
The total loss was 204.
On the 3d the Eleventh, under Capt. W. H. Mitchell
, and the Fifty-ninth, under Capt. M. G. Bass
, all commanded by Major McDaniel
, and supported by the Eighth, Capt. D. Scott
, and the brigade skirmishers under Capt. S. D. Cockrell
, repulsed the effort of the Federal
cavalry to turn the flank of Hood
During this combat the Ninth Georgia, under Capt. George Hillyer
, moved at double-quick and saved a battery from the cavalry of the gallant Farnsworth
, who fell in his desperate charge upon the Confederate
The Fifty-ninth lost 116 men. Col. Jack Brown
was wounded, and Capt. M. G. Bass
was next in command.
While two of Longstreet
's divisions were fighting at Little Round Top
's Georgia brigade of Anderson
's division, A. P. Hill
's corps, had the honor of gaining the crest of the famous eminence where, on the following day, the ‘high tide of the Confederacy
’ dashed in vain.
struck the Federal
line just north of McLaws
, and Wright
's Georgians were on the north end of Anderson
's line, the extreme left of the fighting line on the right of the army.
They marched for more than a mile across an open plain, swept by the enemy's artillery, drove the infantry and artillery from the Emmitsburg turnpike
, capturing several guns; routed them from behind a stone wall, their next place of defense, and finally, by a well-directed fire, drove the gunners from the crest of Cemetery hill
, and by an irresistible charge swept the infantry also from the crest and into a gorge beyond.
They had gained the key to the enemy's whole line, the master position that Pettigrew
tried in vain to secure on the following day. But as the Georgians looked around they found that they were supported