Thirty-seventh regiment fought on the right of the brigade on the afternoon of the 19th, and under a heavy artillery fire lost both Major Caswell
and Col. A. F. Rudler
, and a fourth of their numbers killed and wounded.
Capt. Benjamin M. Turner
was also dangerously wounded, leaving Lieut. Joel Towers
in command of the sharpshooters, while the command of the Thirty-seventh devolved upon Lieut.-Col. Joseph T. Smith
On Sunday morning General Deshler
was killed on their right while waiting orders to advance.
After lying under fire until about 1 o'clock, the Thirty-seventh Georgia and Twentieth Tennessee charged forward through the dense smoke and attempted to capture the enemy's battery in front, but were not supported and failed, with severe loss.
In the evening they went into the Federal
Maj. M. Kendrick
was distinguished in command of the left wing of the Thirty-seventh.
This regiment took into battle 425 men and lost 19 killed, 168 wounded and 7 missing. The sharpshooters had 92 engaged and lost 35, mainly wounded.
The Sixty-fifth Georgia, Col. R. H. Moore
, was mainly engaged as a support to Maj. A. Leyden
's artillery battalion, also a Georgia command.
's corps, Anderson
's and Bryan
's Georgia brigades did not arrive in time to participate in the battle.
The brigade of Gen. Henry L. Benning
, however, took a prominent part in the fight of both days.
On Saturday, fighting on the Rossville
road against Rosecrans
' right, they pushed back the enemy and held their ground with dogged resolution, unsupported by artillery, but under fire both of artillery and infantry.
On Sunday, in the victorious advance of Longstreet
, they were conspicuous for gallantry, capturing and holding eight pieces of artillery.
The Second Georgia was commanded by Lieut.-Col. William S. Shepherd
, the Fifteenth by Col. Dudley M. DuBose
, the Seventeenth by Lieut.-Col. Charles W. Matthews