, Lieut. P. F. Crump
, Adjutant Wicker
and Sergt.-Maj. J. E. Thompson
were commended for efficiency.
The Twenty-eighth took into battle 371 men, and lost 24 killed and 95 wounded, a total of 119.
Among the killed was Lieut. R. A. McClure
. Lieut. J. A. J. Peacock
was desperately wounded and for some time thought to be killed.
The Twenty-seventh, out of 392 engaged, suffered a loss of 16 killed and 129 wounded, total 154.
In the words of General Anderson
, these dry figures may be truly said to speak with touching eloquence of what was done and suffered by the brave men of his brigade on Saturday, the 31st of May.
regiments, the Third, Sixth, Fourteenth and Nineteenth, were more or less engaged.
The Fourteenth lost among its killed Capt. John H. Etheridge
, and the Nineteenth, Capt. A. H. Black
The Twelfth Georgia, which led by Edward Johnson
had won distinction in the mountains of western Virginia
during 1861, was now commanded by Col. Z. T. Conner
, who also had charge of one of the two brigades which formed the little army of the Northwest commanded by Gen. Edward Johnson
in the spring of 1862.
They confronted the brigades of Generals Milroy
in the upper Shenandoah valley during the early operations of Gen. Stonewall Jackson
in the vicinity of Winchester
, and after Jackson
had formed a junction with them, they were sent forward to drive back Milroy
's brigade from the Monterey
region, and prevent his uniting with the Federal General Banks
, who was advancing up the valley from the north.
The battle of Mc-Dowell, which Jackson
fought on May 8, 1862, was made a victory chiefly by Edward Johnson
, with Conner
's and Scott
's brigades, supported by Taliaferro
's, against the two brigades of Milroy
It was probably won by the tenacious fighting of Conner
's Twelfth Georgia regiment and the brigade commanded by him. In seizing the hill upon which the battle was fought late in