(1818 - 1886)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was a lawyer, was in the Georgia Secession Convention (Jan 1861), served in the Legislature and was mayor of Atlanta. He entered the Battalion as Captain, Company A on 1 August 1861, was promoted to Major on 18 July 1862, and Lt Colonel on Lt Colonel Lamar's death on 15 September 1862.
On the Campaign
He took command of the Battalion at Sharpsburg, and led it in combat at the Sunken Road on September 17th.
The rest of the War
He was wounded at Chancellorsville (May 1863), but returned to command the battalion at Gettysburg (July 1864).
References & notes
More on the Web
A photograph of him taken in about 1850 is online from a descendent, on Wikipedia.
11/26/1818 in GA
06/09/1886; Fulton County, GA; burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA