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[409] cavalry frequently occurs. Just before the battle of Chickamauga he was commanding a brigade in Wharton's division of Maj.-Gen. Joseph Wheeler's corps. During the Atlanta campaign he led his own regiment part of the time in Iverson's brigade of Martin's division, Wheeler's corps. In a report of the operations of the cavalry in the Georgia campaign of 1864, General Wheeler, after recounting the brilliant exploits and long series of triumphs of his troopers, among those whom he thanks for assistance names Colonel Crews, as ‘brave and faithful.’ In a report of General Wheeler's, made on the 15th of April, 1865, concerning the campaign in the Carolinas, the distinguished cavalry general says: ‘Generals Robertson, Harrison and Ashby, Colonels Crews, Cook and Pointer are disabled from wounds received in the same manner.’ He had just given a list of generals whom he had seen ‘twice wounded while most nobly carrying out my orders upon the field.’ After this report, but before the final capitulation of General Johnston, Colonel Crews was promoted to brigadier-general.


Brigadier-General Alfred Cumming

Brigadier-General Alfred Cumming, a native of Augusta, Ga., was appointed to the United States military academy in 1845, and graduated in 1849, with promotion to brevet second lieutenant of the Eighth infantry. He was on duty in convoying a train to Pecos, Tex., was stationed at Fort Lincoln in 1850, subsequently at Jefferson barracks, and again in Texas at Brownsville. He was aide-de-camp to General Twiggs, 1851-53, subsequently on frontier duty, engaged in escorting the Mexican boundary commission, and in the Utah expedition. When Georgia seceded, he promptly sent in his resignation January 19, 1861, and then entering the military service of his State, was elected lieutenant-colonel commanding the Augusta volunteer battalion, a wellequipped and admirably-disciplined body of five infantry

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