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[136] (B) M. Y. Sexton, (C) William Holsonback, (D) Z. L. Walters, (E) John A. Hopper, (F) L. N. Jackson, (G) T. J. Paxton. The battalion served in 1862 in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Fifty men of the battalion under Lieuts. R. Hays and George Johnson were engaged in an affair on Stono river near Charleston, in which a Federal gunboat which had ventured past the Confederate batteries was cut off and forced to surrender. In May, 1863, the battalion went with Gist's brigade to Jackson, Miss., to reinforce Gen. J. E. Johnston, who was gathering an army with which to attempt the relief of Vicksburg. After the campaign in north Mississippi, the battalion participated in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta and Nashville, and in the spring of 1865, after being consolidated with the Second battalion sharpshooters and the Sixty-fifth regiment, it served in the Carolinas, surrendering with Johnston at Goldsboro. The following officers succeeded those first named: Lieut.-Cols. A. Littlefield, Leroy Napier and Z. L. Watters, the last named commanding Gist's brigade at the battle of Nashville; Capts. (D) J. A. Hardin, (E) John A. Penn, (F) J. W. Boaz.

The Ninth battalion Georgia volunteers had at first the following officers: Maj. J. T. Smith; Capts. (A) J. G. McMullen, (B) D. L. Gholson, (C) D. C. Young, (D) G. Eberhart, (E) S. G. Pettus. This battalion was sent to east Tennessee in April, 1862, and served in that department and in the campaign into Kentucky. Returning to Tennessee it participated in the battle of Murfreesboro, after which it was united with the Third battalion to form the Thirty-seventh regiment, to which reference is made for a further sketch of this fine body of troops.

The Tenth battalion Georgia infantry had at first the following officers: Maj. John E. Rylander (killed), Ensign William C. Tinsley, Asst. Quartermaster J. W. Whitehead; Capts. (A) Jas. D. Frederick, (B) Dan Henderson, (C) B. F. Bell, (D) William L. Jones, (E) John L.

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