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‘  regiment in that direction. McCandless' Federal brigade had, in the meantime, advanced to the ground previously held by McLaws, and attacked the Fifteenth Georgia when it attempted to take up that position. Colonel DuBose made a gallant but fruitless attempt to hold his ground, expecting support from the other regiments of his brigade. Being attacked in front and on both flanks by McCandless' brigade, reinforced by Nevins', he was driven back with considerable loss. He retired from one position to another, fighting as he retreated, and finally succeeded in extricating his regiment and rejoining his brigade. The loss of the Fifteenth Georgia in this affair was very heavy.’ Thus creditably began his career as colonel. Through the Overland campaign of 1864 and around Richmond he continued to lead his regiment, until on November 16th of that year he was commissioned brigadier-general. On the retreat from Petersburg he was with Ewell's corps, and shared in the disastrous battle of Sailor's Creek, in which, according to the Federal reports, the gallantry of the Confederates excited the admiration of their enemies. Here General Ewell's corps was captured, General DuBose and his brigade included. He was carried a prisoner to Fort Warren, Boston harbor, where he remained several months. Then being released, he returned to his home in Washington, Ga., and resumed his law practice, devoting himself to that, except during the time that he served his State in the Forty-second Congress. He died at his home on the 4th of March, 1883.
Brigadier-General Clement A. Evans began his military service in the secession movement by aiding in the organization of a company of infantry in his native county in December, 1860, which subsequently joined the Second Georgia regiment. Resigning his position in that company, he enlisted in Company E, Thirty-first Georgia infantry, and was commissioned major. In April, 1862, he
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