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 He is the author of a treatise on ‘Railway Practice,’ and historical papers, such as ‘The Great Charge and Artillery Fighting at Gettysburg,’ and ‘Longstreet at Knoxville.’
Brigadier-General George T. Anderson is a native of Georgia and before the war was a man of considerable property. He did not have the advantage of a military training at West Point, but did acquire practical knowledge of warlike affairs during the conflict with Mexico, where he served as a captain. When the Eleventh Georgia regiment was organized in 1861, he was elected its colonel and went with his regiment to Virginia. During the Seven Days battles around Richmond, he led a brigade consisting of his own regiment, the First regulars, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Georgia, and was engaged in all the operations of Magruder's command during those eventful days. Speaking of the battle of Malvern Hill, Gen. D. H. Hill says: ‘I never saw anything more grandly heroic than — the advance after sunset of the nine brigades under Magruder's orders.’ Still holding the rank of colonel, he led this brigade through the fiery ordeals of Second Manassas and Sharpsburg, conducting himself with such gallantry and showing such skill in the handling of his troops that on the 1st of November, 1862, he received the commission of brigadier-general, the duties of which position he had performed so faithfully throughout the year. The next battle in which he was engaged was at Fredericksburg. At the time of the battle of Chancellorsville, he was with Longstreet in southeast Virginia. In the desperate struggle for the possession of Round Top on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, more than 2,000 officers and men of Hood's division were killed or wounded, and among the severely wounded were Generals Hood and G. T. Anderson. In September following he had sufficiently recovered to go with Longstreet to the assistance of Bragg in north
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