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[29] H. P. Steeney; Pottle by Wm. B. Hundley, afterward major; Lang by John F. Kidder; Sears by John J-. Hurt; King by Stephen R. Weston.

The Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth regiments were twelve months troops. At the expiration of their term they re-enlisted for the war.

Thus in the first four months of 1861 there were five twelve months infantry regiments formed, besides the First volunteer regiment of Georgia and First regulars. In addition to these there were the First and Second Georgia infantry battalions, the Washington artillery of Augusta, Hardaway battery of Columbus, the Chatham battery of Savannah, and a large number of unassigned companies. The governor was pressed even to annoyance with demands for arms, equipments, and orders to march at once to Virginia, or anywhere, that gunpowder might be burned and glory won. Captain Glenn, of Savannah, expressed the general passion in a public letter, in which he begged permission to go with his command to Virginia, where there was ‘prospect of a fight.’

In May, 1861, the Confederate Congress authorized enlistments for the full term of the war. Francis S. Bartow, captain of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, of Savannah, was at Montgomery at the time as a member of the Congress, and having obtained the consent of his men by telegraph, at once offered his services and theirs for the war. This being accepted by President Davis, the gallant commander hastened to Savannah to prepare for departure to Virginia, giving no thought apparently to the fact that the arms were the property of the State. This was called to his attention by Governor Brown, and a sharp epistolary encounter resulted between the impetuous captain and the State executive, who had a coast line and a coast city to defend; but all of the correspondence is now forgotten except one burning line from Bartow's pen: ‘I go to illustrate Georgia.’ ‘It was a noble utterance, made potent and pathetic forever ’

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