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[126] its first field officers: Col. Charlton H. Way, Lieut.-Col. Morgan Rawls, Maj. William H. Mann, Adjt. T. H. Brantley. The captains were: (A) T. W. Brantley, (B) George W. Moody, (C) D. A. Green, (D) A. S. Roberts, (E) J. H. Evans, (F) W. T. Chisholm, (G) George W. Knight, (H) C. R. Russell, (I) L. L. Elkins, (K) George Eason. The regiment served for some time in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, being one of the regiments engaged in the heroic defense of Battery Wagner on Morris island, near Charleston. Sent to Dalton in the spring of 1864, it participated in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns. In the spring of 1865, having been consolidated with the Thirty-seventh Georgia regiment and Fourth Georgia battalion of sharpshooters, it took part in the campaign of the Carolinas and surrendered with General Johnston at Goldsboro. The only recorded changes are: T. M. Brantley became captain of Company C, and H. M. Totly of Company E.

The Fifty-fifth regiment Georgia volunteers was organized with the following field officers: Col. C. B. Harkie, Lieut.-Col. A. W. Persons, Maj. D. S. Printup, Adjt. R. C. Saxon. The captains were: (A) Turner J. Ball, (B) James M. Griffin, (C) William J. Collins, (D) John G. Lester, (E) Ben R. Kendrick (killed), (F) H. W. Baker, (G) R. L. Mitchell, (H) J. P. Allen, (I) D. A. Lee (died), (K) M. P. Tucker, (L) E. M. Westbrook. The Fifty-fifth was sent to east Tennessee, in the spring of 1862, and in Heth's division marched into Kentucky. Returning to east Tennessee, it served in that department until surrendered with the rest of the garrison of Cumberland Gap in the summer of 1863. After exchange it was placed on detached service, guarding prisoners at Andersonville, Ga., and Salisbury, N. C. In March, 1865, the detachments of the regiment were ordered to report to General Johnston in North Carolina, but the war ended before the order could be obeyed. The regiment had the following officers besides those

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