which first established the great military reputation of General Lee
In the army of Northern Virginia, as organized for that campaign, Lawton
's brigade became the Fourth of Jackson
's division, Jackson
The Eighteenth Georgia was attached to Hood
's Texas brigade; the Twelfth was a part of Elzey
's) brigade, Ewell
's division; D. H. Hill
's division included a brigade four-fifths Georgian, commanded by Col. A. H. Colquitt
—the Sixth, Twenty-third, Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Georgia; and Ripley
's brigade of the same division was half Georgian, including the Forty-fourth and Forty-eighth regiments.
's corps were more Georgia
regiments than of any other State.
D. R. Jones
' division had two brigades, the first commanded by Gen. Robert Toombs
, composed of the Second, Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Twentieth Georgia regiments, and the second, under Col. George T. Anderson
, made up of the First regulars, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Georgia, the old Manassas
Gen. Paul J. Semmes
' brigade of Mc-Laws
' division included the Tenth and Fifty-third, and Gen. Howell Cobb
's brigade had for its main strength the Sixteenth and Twenty-fourth regiments and Cobb
Ambrose R. Wright
, former colonel of the Third Georgia, promoted to brigadier-general, commanded a brigade of Huger
's division, which included the Third, Fourth and Twenty-second regiments.
Still another Georgia
brigade was found in A. P. Hill
's light division-Joseph R. Anderson
's, made up of the Fourteenth, Thirty-fifth, Forty-fifth and Forty-ninth regiments; and in the same division the Nineteenth was attached to Archer
's Tennessee brigade.
The Second Georgia battalion, from the department of North Carolina, was with J. G. Walker
The splendid army with which Lee
prepared to thwart the invasion of McClellan
, probably the greatest assembled