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 lines. Twice he led his men forward, and finally succeeded in silencing a threatening demonstration of the enemy, claiming for his men the credit of capturing four Federal flags. During the Georgia campaign of 1864, the brigade was under almost continuous exposure to fire, with almost daily duty of a dangerous character, and took a conspicuous part in the battles of Resaca, New Hope church, and near Marietta, in all positions serving with intrepidity and devotion. On August 31st, while leading his men in the bloody assault upon the Federal fortified position at Jonesboro, General Cumming fell with a wound which terminated his military career. At the last, when General Johnston reorganized his army in North Carolina, and consolidated Cumming's brigade with two others, General Cumming was named as commander, but he was still upon crutches and unfit for duty. He afterward made his home near Rome, Ga., and engaged in farming. He was a member of the United States military commission to Corea. Of late he has resided at Augusta.
Brigadier-General George Pierce Doles was born in Milledgeville, Ga., May 14, 1830, and was educated in the schools of his native city. Until the opening of the civil war he was an active business man and quiet citizen of Milledgeville, where he was highly esteemed for his integrity and many good qualities of head and heart. Being somewhat fond of military affairs, he was for some time a member of the Baldwin Blues, one of the crack companies of Milledgeville, and in 1861 its captain. When it was certain that there would be war, he and his command offered themselves to Governor Brown, were accepted, and in May assigned to the Fourth Georgia regiment and ordered to Virginia. Of this regiment Doles was made colonel, May 8, 1861. They were, during the first year of the war, stationed near Norfolk, Va., anxious to get into a battle and very uneasy lest the war
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