and in the final taking of the Federal
The regiment went into battle 193 strong and lost 75.
But the main strength of Georgia
in the right wing was in Gist
's and Wilson
's brigades of Walker
This division, which also included Ector
's brigade, was commanded by Gist
, and the latter's brigade by Col. Peyton H. Colquitt
Joined to Liddell
's division— Govan
's Arkansas brigade and Walthall
's Mississippians —the reserve corps was formed, which was commanded by Maj.-Gen. W. H. T. Walker
, one of Georgia
's most valorous sons.
As before noted, Walker
and his corps were on the Federal
side of Chickamauga creek
Friday night. Early next morning the battle was opened by the attack on Forrest
's Georgians and Ector
's brigade, who were supporting him. Wilson
's brigade was immediately under a destructive fire, to which it replied with such vigor as to break the enemy's first line.
Pressing forward after a bloody struggle, the second line was forced, and finally the Georgians stood facing the breastworks under a galling fire.
Then being flanked by Federal reinforcements, the brigade was forced back, but the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-ninth regiments soon afterward joined in the advance of Ector
About noon on Sunday the brigade was ordered forward again, but only to suffer heavy loss.
On the evening of Sunday it bivouacked on the Federal
The brigade carried into the fight 1,200 men and lost 99 killed, 426 wounded and 80 missing, or over half its number.
Lieut.-Col. A. J. Williams
, Twenty-fifth regiment, a brave and gallant officer, received wounds from which he died.
A. W. and A. H. Smith
, Twenty-fifth; Captain Spencer
, Twenty-ninth, and Lieuts. Alfred Bryan
and N. B. Sadler
, First battalion sharpshooters; and A. H. Harrell
, Twenty-ninth, though wounded, fought the battle to the end. Lieuts. Robert Wayne
and R. E. Lester
, of Colonel Wilson
's staff, were conspicuous in the combat, riding fearlessly wherever called by duty,