threatening to expel its occupants, and as often extinguished.
The magazines were laid bare to the enemy's shells, which constantly exploded about them and a wooden building to the windward, on the outside of the fort, taking fire, showers of live cinders were constantly driven through the broken doors of one magazine, threatening destruction to the whole garrison.’
Throughout their stay at Pensacola
the Georgians won the favorable attention of Bragg
, the general commanding, and when he was about to be transferred to another field, he asked that the Fifth Georgia might be one of the regiments to accompany him, and that Col. J. K. Jackson
be promoted to brigade command.
In February, 1862, the Fifth was sent to Knoxville
, and in the following May, Pensacola
and its defenses were abandoned by the Confederates
Capt. I. P. Girardey
's battery (the Washington artillery of Augusta
) and the Thirty-sixth Georgia regiment, formerly Villepigue
's First Georgia battalion, also accompanied General Bragg