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 his report of the operations of his brigade during the Seven Days, General Wright said: ‘I am again called upon to acknowledge the valuable services of my assistant adjutant-general, Capt. V. J. B. Girardey, during the protracted movements of my brigade.’ During the Chancellorsville campaign Wright again complimented his adjutant-general. After Gettysburg, when the army had returned to Virginia, a spirited affair occurred at Manassas gap, and in the first skirmishing Colonel Walker, commanding the brigade, was wounded. Captain Girardey commanded the movements on the left, while Capt. C. H. Andrews, the ranking officer on the field, commanded the right. Captain Andrews, in reporting the engagement, said: ‘Great credit is due Capt. V. J. B. Girardey, assistant adjutant-general, who superintended the movements of the left of the brigade. His gallant behavior nerved the weakest soldier to the full discharge of his duty.’ On July 30, 1864, Girardey was appointed brigadier-general with temporary rank, and during the brief remainder of his service he led Wright's brigade. In August he was killed in battle near Petersburg. No more valiant soldier that Victor Girardey laid down his life for the Southern cause.
Brigadier-General George P. Harrison was born near the city of Savannah, Ga., March 19, 1841. His boyhood life was passed in Georgia, and he was educated at the military institute of that State, at Marietta, where he was graduated with first honors and the rank of captain of Company A. Before completing his course, however, with the Georgia troops he participated in the seizure of Fort Pulaski, January 3, 1861, and in the same month became regularly enrolled in the service of the State as second lieutenant of the First Georgia regulars. In the following spring he was detailed by Gov. Joseph Brown as commandant at the military institute, and in this capacity he finished his studies and received his
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