other batteries the Pulaski
and the Troup artillery, also bore a gallant part in all these battles.
At Hawe's shop the Georgia
brigade of Gen. P. M. B. Young
fought with great credit.
Again at Trevilian Station Young
's brigade made a splendid record.
The loss in Hampton
's division was 61 2, of whom 59 were killed.
Among the killed, Hampton
greatly regretted the loss of Lieutenant-Colonel McAllister
of the Seventh Georgia, and Capt. Whiteford D. Russell
of the same regiment, who at the time was acting major.
had been in service from the beginning of the war, having been a lieutenant of the Walker
light infantry of Augusta
, Company I, of Ramsey
's First Georgia.
Early in May, Gen. A. H. Colquitt
had been ordered to Richmond
, and on May 15th the Fifty-sixth regiment was ordered up from Macon
, and the Twelfth battalion and Forty-seventh and Fifty-fifth regiments from Savannah
's Georgia brigade and Ransom
's North Carolina brigade formed a division under General Colquitt
, in Beauregard
's forces for the defense of Petersburg
The brigade bore a creditable part in the battle near Drewry's Bluff
, May 16th, which resulted in the bottling up of General Butler
Its loss was 11 killed and 146 wounded. In .the June battles before Petersburg
's brigade fought in Hoke
Throughout the long siege which followed, the Georgians did their whole duty on the Petersburg lines
and before Richmond
Toward the last of June, Hampton
's cavalry utterly defeated the expedition of Wilson
to the south and west of Petersburg
Again the Georgians of Young
's brigade, under Col. G. J. Wright
, had their full share of hardships and glory.
in his report says:
The pursuit of the enemy which ended near Peters' bridge closed the active operations which began on June 8th, when the movement against Sheridan commenced.