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[455] part of Hood's celebrated Texas brigade. At Second Manassas, South Mountain and Sharpsburg, Wofford commanded Hood's brigade, that general being in charge of the division embracing his own and Law's brigades. At Fredericksburg the Eighteenth Georgia formed a part of T. R. R. Cobb's brigade. After the death of that noble officer, Colonel Wofford was promoted to brigadier-general and assigned to the command of Cobb's brigade, embracing the Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-fourth Georgia regiments, Cobb's Georgia legion, Phillips' Georgia legion, and the Third battalion of Georgia sharpshooters. He led this gallant brigade through the battle of Chancellorsville, and did magnificent service in Longstreet's battle of July 2d at Gettysburg. Wofford's brigade drove back the brigades of Ayres and Barnes, gained the wheat fields and struggled toward the summit of Little Round Top, inflicting upon the enemy a loss double their own on that part of the field. When Longstreet went to help Bragg in September, Wofford's was one of the brigades that went with him. It did not reach Chickamauga in time to take part in the battle, but was frequently engaged in the Knoxville campaign, and always with credit. In speaking of the attack at Knoxville, General Longstreet said: ‘The assault was made by the brigades of Generals Wofford, Humphreys and Bryan at the appointed time and in admirable style.’ Its failure was not on account of any lack of valor on the part of the assailants. General Wofford led his command through the Overland campaign of 1864 and in much of the fighting around Richmond and Petersburg, and was in Kershaw's division in Early's day of alternate victory and defeat at Cedar creek in the Shenandoah valley, October 19, 1864. On the 23d of January, 1865, at the request of Governor Brown and the people of Georgia, he was assigned to command of the department of North Georgia. This part of the State was at that time in a deplorable condition

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