We will now describe the gallant but fruitless effort of General Hood
to restore the fortunes of the Confederacy
in the West
In the ill-fated army that marched into Tennessee
under General Hood
, there were four brigades of Georgians, and parts of two others.
In S. D. Lee
's corps were Cumming
's brigade—the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-ninth and Fifty-sixth regiments—of Stevenson
's division; and Stovall
's brigade—the Fortieth, Forty-first, Forty-second, Forty-third and Fifty-second regiments—of Clayton
's corps were Gist
's brigade—the Forty-sixth, Sixty-fifth, Eighth battalion, Second sharpshooters, and two South Carolina regiments—of Brown
's division; and J. A. Smith
's brigade—First volunteers, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-seventh and Sixty-third regiments—of Cleburne
's division; and in Bate
's division, Tyler
's brigade under Brig.-Gen. Thomas B. Smith
, partly composed of the Thirty-seventh Georgia regiment and the Fourth sharpshooters; and Brig.-Gen. H. R. Jackson
's brigade, the First Georgia Confederate, Sixty-sixth, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth, and First sharpshooters.
's and the Stephens
batteries were in the artillery.
's corps were full participants in the terrific fighting at Franklin, Tenn.
, November 30th.
's division gained the ditch and part of the Federal
works, and fought on the crest, but lost terribly.
At the close of the battle Captain Gillis
, Forty-sixth Georgia, was the senior officer
was killed and Capt. H. A. Garden
alone remained of his staff.
The front line of Bate
's division was Jackson
's and Tyler
's brigades, and Major Caswell
sharpshooters, had charge of the skirmish line.
's brigade gained the second line of Federal works, and remained there until after the Federal
Among the killed was Colonel Smith
, First Georgia Confederate, who fell while most gallantly putting his regiment