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[161] Willis, of the Fourth, and Captain Albert, of the Twenty-second, skirmished with the enemy at City Point. On May 24th, the Eighth and Ninth Georgia, under command of Colonels Lamar and R. A. Turnipseed, took part in the sortie over the Chickahominy at New Bridge, under Col. B. H. Robertson. Colonel Lamar commanded the infantry and was complimented upon his prompt and efficient execution of orders. ‘The officers and men behaved most gallantly,’ Robertson reported; ‘their coolness and steadiness under fire bespoke them veterans worthy of the fame so dearly bought on the plains of Manassas.’ Three companies of the Tenth, Col. Alfred Cumming commanding, also served in this combat. At the fight of Branch's brigade at Hanover Court House, May 27th, Col. Thomas Hardeman's regiment, the Forty-fifth, was present, but not actively engaged.

At the time of the battle of Seven Pines, fought about six miles east of Richmond, the brigades of George T. Anderson, Toombs, Cobb and Semmes were aligned in the order named, on the west side of the Chickahominy. But in the successful attack of D. H. Hill's division upon that part of the Federal army which had crossed the Chickahominy, the movement which constituted the main part of the battle, two Georgia regiments were conspicuous. These were the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth, temporarily attached to the North Carolina brigade of Col. George B. Anderson. Hill's division swept the enemy from its front in an impetuous charge, and captured the intrenchments before Seven Pines. The Twentysev-enth first encountered the enemy at the abatis after a fatiguing march through the woods, and suffering severely under fire, charged over the abatis and at the second attempt drove the Federals from their position. In this gallant movement, which began the discomfiture of Keyes' division, the Georgians were assisted by Micah Jenkins' South Carolina regiment. In the first charge the gallant Capt. Thomas J. Bacon fell mortally wounded.

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