Col. Charles H. Olmstead
, Lieut.-Col. W. S. Rockwell
(succeeded by W. J. Ford
, who was at first major), Commissary E. W. Drummond
Quartermasters E. Hopkins
and F. M. Hull
, Adjt. M. H. Hopkins
The following were the captains: Company A, J. H. Flannery
; Company B, David O'Connor
, James Dooner
; Company C, J. W. Anderson
, S. W. Anderson
; Company D, S. Y. Levy
, P. C. Elkins
; Company E, J. M. Doherty
; Company F, J. S. Turner
; Company G, A. C. Davenport
, G. Eberhart
; Company H, F. W. Sims
, J. Lachlison
; Company I, C. Werner
, C. A. H. Umbach
; Company K, John Cooper
In April, 18621 Colonel Olmstead
, with Company H (the Oglethorpe
) and four companies from other commands, defended Fort Pulaski
against the Federals
under Gen. David Hunter
, but was forced to surrender.
The prisoners were soon exchanged and in service again.
A detachment from this regiment also served at Battery Wagner in 1863.
The First volunteer regiment under Colonel Olmstead
was sent to Dalton
in May, 1864, and served thenceforth in the army of Tennessee until the surrender in North Carolina
, April 26, 1865.
The next command organized to serve outside the State
was a battalion, formed in response to the telegraphic request of Governor Letcher
, April 19, 1861, for two or three companies to go immediately to Norfolk, Va.
The governor put himself in communication with the cities of Columbus
, where he knew that military companies were ready for such emergencies, and gave but half an hour for deliberation.
The responses came quickly and bravely, and in less than twenty-four hours four companies were on their way to Virginia
These were the Floyd Rifles, Capt. Thomas Hardeman
; Macon Volunteers, Captain Smith
; City Light Guards,