W. T. Wilson
and supported by the Eighth under Col. Lucius M. Lamar
, with parts of the Sixteenth Georgia, Fifth Louisiana and the North Carolina regiment, under Col. Goode Bryan
, made a gallant charge, which drove the enemy with severe loss from the rifle-pits gained by him and across the pond.
mentioned among the casualties the severe wounding of Capt. James Barrow
, of his staff, while delivering orders.
called special attention to the bravery of Captain Montgomery
, Company D, Sixteenth regiment, who displayed coolness and gallantry during the assault of the enemy.
A second assault was attempted by Mc-Clellan's forces, but under the steady fire of the Confederates
they could gain no headway.
highly commended the skill of General McLaws
, division commander, and the personal daring and coolness of General Cobb
. Colonel Anderson
's brigade, it has been noticed, came to the rescue at the most important moment, winning special distinction, and later, says Magruder
, ‘Brigadier-General Toombs
, commanding the division which included Anderson
's brigade, advanced with his own brigade under Gen. P. J. Semmes
, and supported Cobb
at the close of the fight, which ended at nightfall.’
This action brought credit to some of Georgia
's most brilliant commanders, and to troops which became famous in many subsequent battles.
After the abandonment of Yorktown
and the gallant fight at Williamsburg
, there was an attempt on the part of the Federals
to land troops near West Point, Va.
, which brought on an engagement May 7th, in which the Eighteenth Georgia, Col. W. T. Wofford
, of Hood
's brigade, and the Nineteenth, of Hampton
's brigade, participated.
reported that the Nineteenth came up at a run when needed, under heavy fire.
This regiment took a number of prisoners, and the conduct of Col. Thomas C. Johnson
and Maj. A. J. Hutchins
was particularly commended.
On the 19th Capt. William