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[43] H. Jones, was succeeded by George H. Jones. Lieutenant-Colonel Pritchett was succeeded by Maj. Joseph Wasden, who was killed in battle. To the vacant majorship Lawrence D. Lallerstadt succeeded. Adjutant Girardeau was followed by S. L. Bedell and he by J. D. Daniel. Captain Lallerstadt was succeeded by G. W. Rush, killed. The captains of Company B were, in succession, Thomas S. Hundley, J. W. Walker, F. M. Heath and I. C. A. Beall. Captain Gibson was followed by J. N. Mercier; Howell by J. D. Foster; J. J. Jones by W. F. Jones (died) and G. W. Thomas; J. D. W. McDonald by F. M. Connally, J. W. Leonard (killed) and H. J. L. Beall; G. H. Jones by A. B. Rodgers; Albert (killed) by J. W. Callaway (killed) and F. M. Clayton.

The first field officers of the Twenty-third regiment Georgia volunteers were: Thomas Hutchison, colonel; W. P. Barclay, lieutenant-colonel; E. F. Best, major. The adjutant was C. Saunders. The captains were Benjamin G. Pool (A), J. H. Huggins (B), M. R. Ballinger (C), John L. Steele (D), James Loveless (E), B. F. King (F), John J. A. Sharp (G), Francis M. Young (H), M. L. Pritchett (I), Andrew Young (K). This regiment served the greater part of the war in the army of Northern Virginia. It was placed in the brigade commanded by Gen. Alfred Colquitt; was sent to Florida with Colquitt, and helped to gain the victory of Olustee. Returning to Virginia in the spring of 1864, it assisted in the defense of Petersburg and renewed its brilliant career with the army under Lee. In the spring of 1865 it was in North Carolina under General Johnston, and surrendered with him, April 26th. During this long service it had five colonels, five lieutenant-colonels and five majors. The colonels were Thomas Hutchison, W. P. Barclay (killed in action), Emory F. Best, J. H. Huggins and M. R. Ballinger. The lieutenant-colonels were W. P. Barclay, E. F. Best, Joseph H. Huggins, M. R. Ballinger, and J. J. A. Sharp; the majors, E. F. Best, J. H. Huggins, M. R. Ballinger,

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