by R. L. Gibson
, promoted to brigadier-general; the First regiment regulars by Maj. S. S. Batchelor
; the Thirteenth by Lieut.-Col. Francis L. Campbell
; the Sixteenth and Twenty-fifth by Col. Joseph C. Lewis
; the Nineteenth by Col. R. W. Turner
, Lieut.-Col. Hyder A. Kennedy
; the Twentieth by Maj. Samuel L. Bishop
; the Fourth battalion by Lieut.-Col. J. McEnery
, Maj. Duncan Buie
; the Fourteenth battalion by Major Austin
(Return of April 30th.) The Louisiana
cavalry was represented by Guy Dreux
‘ company at headquarters, the artillery by Vaught
's company with Hardee
's corps and Capt. Charles E. Fenner
's with Hood
's army of Mississippi joined that of Tennessee
it brought a brigade under command of Col. Thomas M. Scott
, of the Twelfth regiment (that regiment led by Lieut.-Col. Noel L. Nelson
), in Loring
's division; the Fourth Louisiana, Col. S. E. Hunter
, and Thirtieth, Lieut.-Col. Thomas Shields
, in Quarles
' brigade, Walthall
's division; the Pointe Coupee artillery, Capt. Alcide Bouanchaud
, and Capt. Greenleaf
's escort company.
Later in the campaign the Fourth and Thirtieth were transferred to Gibson
's brigade, and Nutt
's company was added to Granbury
In the meager reports available of the Georgia
campaign we catch glimpses of the heroic service of the Louisianians.
in his report of June 1st, describing previous operations, told of tenacious holding of his line, assisted by Fenner
's battery, in Mill Creek gap, till ordered to the south.
the brigade made two charges, and on the retreat from there they were assigned to the rear guard.
Hardly were they in line when attacked, and then Gibson
, taking command of his own and Stovall
's brigades, threw forward a heavy line of skirmishers.
His men stood calm and steadfast till long after midnight, when the army was across the river.
After various maneuvers the army found itself on the line of New Hope church, facing westward.
On the evening of