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‘ [30] by the heroic death of its author two months later on the field of the South's first great victory.’ Wounded and dying in the battle, he made another longremem-bered utterance: ‘They have killed me, but never give up the fight.’ His company left Savannah May 21st, and subsequently was assigned to the Eighth regiment, of which Bartow was elected colonel.

The earliest regiments enlisted for the war were the Sixth volunteers, Col. Alfred H. Colquitt; Seventh, Col. L. J. Gartrell; Eighth, Col. Francis S. Bartow; Ninth, Col. E. R. Goulding; Tenth, Col. Lafayette Mc-Laws; Eleventh, Col. George T. Anderson; Twelfth, Col. Edward Johnson; Thirteenth, Col. Walter Ector. The organization of these regiments was as follows:

Sixth regiment Georgia volunteers: Col. A. H. Colquitt; Lieut.Col. James M. Newton (killed); Maj. Philip Tracy (killed); Adjt. B. Russell: Commissary T. J. Collins; Quartermaster R. N. Ely; Capts. W. M. Arnold (A), John Hanna (B), C. D. Anderson (C), J. D. Watson (D), W. C. Cleveland (E), E. H. Shackelford (F), John T. Griffin (G), W. L. Plane (H), J. A. Barclay (I), J. T. Lofton (K). This regiment served in Virginia until after Chancellorsville, then in North Carolina; also in Florida at Olustee, again in Virginia in 1864, and in North Carolina with Joe Johnston in 1865. Colonel Colquitt was promoted to brigadier-general and succeeded by J. T. Lofton, then by S. W. Harris. Lieut.-Col. James M. Newton being killed, his successors were W. C. Cleveland, J. T. Lofton, S. W. Harris and W. M. Arnold, who was killed in action. Maj. Philip Tracy was killed. His successors were C. D. Anderson, W. C. Cleveland, W. M. Arnold and J. M. Culpeper. J. H. Rogers succeeded B. Russell as adjutant. The changes among the captains were: Hanna was followed by W. M. Tidwell; Anderson by J. M. Culpeper; Watson by S. M. Ralston; Plane by B. T. Russell; Lofton-by S. W. Harris. Several of these captains were promoted.

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