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[443] crossed the enemy's works and captured a battery, but the Confederates were so hard pressed by the fresh troops that came to that part of the enemy's line, that they had to fall back without securing the enemy's guns. This brigade, which embraced the Fortieth, Forty-first, Forty-second, Forty-third and Fifty-second Georgia, was also in the Tennessee campaign. At the battle of Nashville it was one of the few left in efficient organization, and helped to save the army of Tennessee. Stovall and his brigade were also with Johnston at Bentonville, and were surrendered with the rest of the army in North Carolina, April 26, 1865. After the war General Stovall returned to Augusta and engaged in the cotton business and in the manufacture of fertilizers. He organized and for many years successfully operated the Georgia chemical works. His first wife having died, he was married in 1873 to Courtney Augusta Peck, of Augusta. He died on the 4th of August, 1895, mourned by his family and the State.


Brigadier-General Bryan M. Thomas was born in Georgia and from that State

Brigadier-General Bryan M. Thomas was born in Georgia and from that State was appointed to the United States military academy at West Point in 1854. There he graduated in 1858 as brevet second lieutenant of infantry. He served in garrison at Fort Columbus, N. Y., then on frontier duty, conducting recruits in the Utah expedition, and also in the Navajo expedition. When his State seceded, he resigned his commission and cast his lot with the South, receiving a commission in the regular army of the Confederate States as lieutenant. He participated in the battle of Shiloh as one of the staff of Brig.-Gen. Jones M. Withers, who said in his report, that ‘Lieut. B. M. Thomas discharged his duties on both days of the battle with active zeal and gallantry.’ Continuing on the staff of General Withers, he participated in the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, was promoted to the rank of major, and was with General Withers

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