loss in killed and wounded was for the Nineteenth 54, Fourteenth 132, Thirty-fifth 89, Forty-fifth 48, Forty-ninth 61.
Among the killed were Lieuts. W. H. Putnam
, C. Johnson
, and W. J. Solomon
Another column of the enemy encountered Hill
's reserve, and Gen. Maxcy Gregg
was mortally wounded while rallying his men. To the relief of this gallant command Lawton
's old brigade went forward, now 2,000 strong, under the command of Col. E. N. Atkinson
, who, being severely wounded in the midst of the battle, was succeeded by Colonel Evans
, of the Thirty-first.
The brigade had been in line under fire during the morning, the Thirteenth regiment, Col. J. M. Smith
, on the right; and thence to the left the Sixtieth, Col. W. H. Stiles
; Sixty-first, Col. J. H. Lamar
; Thirty-eighth, Capt. William L. McLeod
; Thirty-first, Col. C. A. Evans
, and the Twenty-sixth, Capt. B. F. Grace
The brigade gallantly swept the enemy back, driving them at the point of the bayonet from the railroad cut and into the wood beyond, where the pursuit was carried with such energy by the regiments of Stiles
, that both parties entered the ditches beyond almost together.
At the railroad and in the ditches a large number of prisoners were captured and sent to the rear, among them one colonel and several officers of minor grade.
A battery on a hill 200 yards distant tempted the Georgians still further, but after they had caused the guns to be abandoned and were about to take possession, a strong flank movement against them made it necessary to withdraw from a dangerously exposed position.
Among the officers commended by Colonel Evans
in his report were Colonel Lamar
, wounded; Maj. C. W. McArthur
, Capt. Peter Brenan
, Col. W. H. Stiles
, and Capt. Edward P. Lawton
of the brigade, distinguished for heroic activity at the close of the fight, when he received a dangerous wound, and was unavoidably left on the open plain.
This brave staff officer died a few