report of General Hill
, ‘had moved as heretofore directed, and encountering the enemy drove them back, and Colonel Thomas
with his regiment crossed Beaver Dam creek
and gained an admirable position for charging the enemy's batteries.
The Fourteenth Georgia, Lieut.-Col. Robert W. Folsom
, pushed forward to his support, but Folsom
was stricken down, the regiment lost his gallant leading and but few crossed.’
held his own until the battle closed, when he withdrew and joined his brigade on the south side of the creek.
The Forty-ninth and Forty-fifth Georgia were effective in the same fight.
also made special mention of the Georgians in this affair, saying: ‘I would especially notice the conduct of Col. E. L. Thomas
, commanding Thirty-fifth Georgia, who evinced fearlessness and good judgment not only in this affair, but throughout the expedition.
He was wounded on this occasion, but remained always on duty at the head of his regiment.
His adjutant, too, Lieutenant Ware
, was conspicuous for gallantry, and sealed with his life his devotion to the cause of his country, as did other valuable officers.
I have also as the result of this action to regret the loss from the service, at least for a time, of Col. A. J. Lane
, commanding Forty-ninth Georgia, who received a painful and serious wound in the arm, and of Lieut.-Col. Thomas J. Simmons
, of the Forty-fifth regiment; nor can I omit to call special attention to the gallant conduct of Capt. L. P. Thomas
, quartermaster of the Thirty-fifth, who volunteered his services for the occasion in the field, seeing his regiment deficient in field officers.
He rendered valuable service until he was seriously wounded.
Lieut.-Col. Robert W. Folsom
, Fourteenth Georgia, also deserves special mention.
This officer was confined to his sick bed, but as soon as the order to move forward was given he got up and gallantly led his regiment, ’