as being with Early
, there were at the battle of Cedar Creek
: in Kershaw
's division, Wofford
's brigade, consisting of the Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-fourth Georgia regiments, and Third Georgia battalion, also Cobb
's Georgia legion and. Phillips
' legion; in Bryan
's brigade, commanded by Col. James P. Simms
, the Tenth Georgia, Col. W. C. Holt
; Fiftieth Georgia, Col. P. McGlashan
; Fifty-first Georgia, Col. E. Ball
, and the Fifty-third Georgia.
The division which included Gen. Phil Cook
's. brigade was now commanded by General Ramseur
, General Rodes
having been killed at Winchester
At early dawn of October 19th, the divisions of Gordon
, under the command of Gordon
, attacked the Federal
rear; while Kershaw
, with all the artillery, attacked the front and flank.
The Federal army was surprised and routed, losing much artillery and many prisoners.
But late that afternoon, rallied by the example of Horatio Wright
's corps and the cavalry, which had retreated in order, they returned under Sheridan
, whose cavalry force alone outnumbered Early
The Confederates were routed in turn, losing the guns captured in the morning and twenty-three of their own. But they carried off with them 1,500 prisoners, who were sent to Richmond
Even after these defeats Early
advanced again, and for two days, November 11th and 12th, confronted Sheridan
's whole force north of Cedar creek
without being attacked.
He even sent out expeditions, which captured prisoners and guns.
In all these movements of Early
, Capt. John Milledge
's battery, of Nelson
's battalion, participated, doing with gallantry and fidelity whatever was required of them.
In the engagement following the mine explosion at Petersburg
, July 30, 1864, Wright
's Georgia brigade was conspicuous.
Corp. F. J. Herndon
, Company F, Third Georgia, captured the regimental flag of the Fifty-eighth