In the May campaign of 1864 he took part until at the battle of Resaca
he was severely wounded, causing his disability until after Johnston
's army had reached Atlanta
in an assault upon the enemy's lines he was again seriously wounded by a fragment of shell, which also killed his horse.
He declined to be sent to the rear to take train until all his wounded men were embarked, and narrowly escaped capture through the faithfulness of a driver who took him in a commissary wagon after the last train had left.
He was unfit for duty during the subsequent campaigns of General Hood
Soon after the army was ordered to North Carolina
, his wound being partially healed, he started to rejoin his brigade; but his progress being interfered with by the Federal
movements, he reported to General Cobb
, and was assigned to duty.
's Federal troops entered Columbus
he made his escape with General Toombs
, and soon afterward hostilities ceased.
then returned to Florida
and lived for a time in Lake City
In 1875 he removed to Jacksonville
He served in Congress from 1875 to 1879.
In 1879 he was again elected but the seat was contested and given to his opponent.
In 1887 he was appointed by Governor Perry
to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate until an election could be held.
Since the expiration of that service he has lived quietly at his Florida
Major-General William Wing Loring
was a soldier from his boyhood.
He was born in Wilmington, N. C.
, December 4, 8 18; in early childhood became a resident of Florida
, and when only fourteen years of age was in the ranks of the volunteers, fighting Indians in the swamps and everglades.
He did not have a West Point training, but he was educated in the true school of the soldier—active campaign life.
On June 16, 1837, he was appointed a second lieutenant.
After that he went to school at Alexandria