eye of General Walthall
, Colonel Brantly
ordered a charge which routed the enemy, whose loss was greatly increased by the fire of the artillery upon his confused and retreating columns.
Three times the enemy charged upon Brantly
's line, but each time was decisively repulsed.
One of the severest fights in which he participated during this campaign was at Kolb's Farm, June 22d, where the Federals
's and Stevenson
They were repulsed, whereupon the Confederates
in turn failed to take the position of the Federals
On July 26th Col. Samuel Benton
was made a brigadier-general, and he held command of Walthall
's brigade until the battle of July 28th, when he was mortally wounded.
took command of the brigade.
In this fight Colonel Brantly
's regiment drove the enemy from the Lickskillet
road and captured his temporary works, but could not maintain its position in them for lack of support.
was now made brigadier-general, and all through the subsequent campaign in north Georgia
, north Alabama
's old brigade, now in the division of Gen. Edward Johnson
He also led his brigade in the campaign of the Carolinas
, surrendering with Gen. Jos. E. Johnston
Brigadier-General James Ronald Chalmers
was born in Halifax county, Virginia
, January 11, 1831.
His father was Joseph W. Chalmers
, who, having moved to Mississippi
when James was a lad, settled at Holly Springs
and became United States
The son was prepared for the South
Carolina college at Columbia
, where he was graduated in 185, and returning to Holly Springs
studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1853.
He was district attorney in 1858, and in 1861 was a delegate to the convention which passed the ordinance of secession.
Being, like his father, an ardent State rights Democrat, he gave his vote in favor of secession.
He entered the Confederate