the Twentieth by Col. J. D. Waddell
On the first day Lieut.-Col. E. M. Seago
of the Twentieth was killed, DuBose
were seriously wounded, as also was Capt. A. McC
, acting major
of the Second; and on Sunday, Colonel Matthews
was mortally wounded while on heroic duty.
's staff were all wounded or lost their horses, and in fact, hardly a man or officer of the brigade escaped without a touch of his person or clothes, while many were killed or seriously wounded.
The only field officers left were Colonel Waddell
, Twentieth; Major Shannon
, Fifteenth, and Major Charlton
The Georgia cavalry, with Crews and Davidson
, shared the important service of their commands.
‘Among the badly wounded,’ says Brig.-Gen. John Pegram
, ‘was the gallant Lieutenant-Colonel Fain
, of the Sixth Georgia cavalry.’
Capt. T. M. Merritt
and his command, Company G of the Second Georgia cavalry, were Cheatham
's escort, and were complimented by that officer for the efficient service rendered.
The various Georgia
artillery commands were prominent in such operations as this battle in the woods permitted.
Capt. John Scogin
's battery, Griffin
light artillery, did good service.
's battery had 1 man killed and 6 wounded. Capt. W. W. Havis
' battery lost 1 killed and 1 wounded. In Capt. Evan P. Howell
's battery 3 men were killed and 4 wounded. Capt. T. L. Massenburg
lost in his battery 1 officer and 3 men wounded.
Capt. T. M. Peeples
, of Company D, Leyden
's Ninth battalion, was engaged on Saturday, and he reported First Lieut. Thomas H. Lovelace
seriously wounded in the thigh by a piece of shell, and Privates John Edmonson
and W. H. Suddarth
Company E, of the Ninth artillery (Leyden
's) battalion, commanded by Lieut. William L. Everett
, was slightly engaged on Saturday the 19th, losing one horse.
On the next day it was actively engaged.
It fired upon the enemy's train