of battle and in the corps command of General Bate
In the charge on the Federals
, Frank Stone
, of the Oglethorpes of Augusta
(then a company of Olmstead
's First Georgia), bore one of the old Pat Cleburne
battleflags and was wounded.
At the time of the surrender he concealed the flag about his person and carried it home in safety.
It was afterward lost in the burning of a residence, where it had been placed for safekeeping.
This company lost 1 killed and 3 wounded at Bentonville
in command of 1, 500 cavalry operated on the Georgia
side of the Savannah
during the advance of Sherman
and kept on guard against raids into Georgia
. Gen. Joseph Wheeler
performed a great service when he defeated Kilpatrick
, February, 1865, and thus saved Augusta
from the fate of Atlanta
At Averasboro Wheeler
defeated a movement of the enemy upon Hardee
's right flank, and covered the retreat when Hardee
In the engagement at Rivers' bridge, February 3d, the Thirty-second and Forty-seventh regiments, Fifth reserves and Earle
's battery, under Lieutenant-Colonel Bacon
, were engaged and suffered a loss of 97 killed, wounded and missing.
's division took a prominent part in the battle of Bentonville
, and the heaviest losses in killed and wounded were sustained by the Georgians of Colquitt
's brigade, the totals being 41 killed, 178 wounded, 23 missing.
The last considerable military event in Georgia
was the cavalry raid of Gen. James H. Wilson
in April, 1865.
He left Chickasaw, Ala.
, March 22d, with about 10,000 men, and after defeating and capturing a large part of what was left of General Forrest
's cavalry at Selma
, entered Georgia
's division marched through Tuskegee
, and Colonel LaGrange
, with three regiments, advanced on West Point
by way of Opelika
found a garrison of 265 devoted Confederates under Gen. Robert C. Tyler
in possession of a