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[120] the surrender of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863; was exchanged in time to take part in the battle of Missionary Ridge; was in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns, acquitting itself well on all occasions, and in the spring of 1865 was consolidated with the Fortieth and Forty-first Georgia, and served through the campaign of the Carolinas under General Johnston, until surrendered April 26, 1865. Major Kellogg became colonel; A. M. Reinhart and W. I. Sloan became captains of Company A, M. J. Ragsdale of Company D, Cicero H. Furr of Company F, and J. M. Storey of Company G.

The Forty-fourth regiment Georgia volunteers was organized with Col. Robert A. Smith, Lieut.-Col. J. B. Estes, Maj. Richard O. Banks, Adjt. Charles M. Wiley; Capts. (A) W. H. Peebles, (B) John C. Key, (C) Samuel P. Lumpkin, (D) John B. Estes, (E) Joseph W. Adams, (F) David L. Hitchcock, (G) John Huie, (H) John C. Redding, (I) Charles W. Alliston. It was assigned to the army of Northern Virginia and served in its arduous campaigns from the spring of 1862 to the surrender at Appomattox. The list of the great battles fought by the soldiers under Lee is so familiar to our readers that it is not necessary to repeat them here. The successors of those holding commissions at its organization were: Col. John B. Estes, Samuel P. Lumpkin, William H. Peebles; Lieut.-Cols. Samuel P. Lumpkin, W. H. Peebles and James W. Beck; Majs. Joseph W. Adams, W. H. Peebles, J. W. Beck and John C. Key; Capts. (A) H. M. Credille, (B) James Henderson, (D) R. R. Hanes, (E) J. H. Connally, (F) C. D. Pearson, G. G. Green and J. B. Reese, (G) J. L. Blalock, (H) John W. Butler, (I) J. H. Harris, James W. Beck and Thomas T. Eason. Major Adams died in service; Captains Green and Alliston were killed in action.

The Forty-fifth regiment Georgia volunteers had at first the following field officers: Col. Thomas Hardeman, Lieut.-Col. T. J. Simmons, Maj. W. L. Grice, Adjt. George

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