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RARE BENNING'S BRIGADE 2ND GEORGIA INFANTRY BADGE ~ GETTYSBURG
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Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel William T. Harris and brought 348 men to the field. It lost 25 men killed, 66 wounded and 11 missing in fighting around the Devil’s Den. Lieutenant Colonel Harris was killed on July 2 and Major William S. Shepherd took command. Captain Nelson L. Dickerson of Company F, Captain Benjamin L. Hancock of Company H, and Lieutenant G.W. Mays of Company G were killed. Lieutenant J.C. Sapp was wounded. Major William S. Shepherd was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Lieutenant William M. Pitman was elected captain of Company H. From the War Department marker for Benning’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield: July 2. Arrived and formed line about 4 P. M. in rear of Law’s and Robertson’s Brigades and moving forward in support of these took prominent part in the severe conflict which resulted in the capture of Devil’s Den together with a number of prisoners and three guns of the 4th New York Battery. July 3. Held Devil’s Den and the adjacent crest of rocky ridge until late in the evening when under orders the Brigade retired to position near here. Through mistake of orders the 15th Georgia did not retire directly but moved northward encountered a superior Union force and suffered considerable loss. July 4. Occupied breastworks near here facing southward until midnight. July 5. About 5 A. M. began the march to Hagerstown Md.





Organized in Brunswick, Georgia. April 21Arrived at Tybee Island. May 7Paul Jones Semmes was appointed colonel. May 9The regiment was mustered into Confederate service by Major W.M. Gardner. Company A – Banks County Guards, Captain Daniel Gill Candler
Company B – Jackson Blues (Meriwether County), Captain William Terrell Harris
Company C – Semmes Guards (Muscogee County), Captain William S. Shepherd
Company D – Burke Sharpshooters, Captain William R. Holmes
Company E – The Joe Browns (Fannin County), Captain William A. Campbell
Company F – Cherokee Brown Riflemen, Captain Thomas E. Dickerson
Company G – Columbus Guards (Muscogee County), Captain Roswell Ellis
Company H – Wright Infantry (Whitfield County), Captain Jesse A. Glenn
Company I – Buena Vista Guards (Marion County), Captain Charles R. Wiggins
Company K – Stewart Greys, Captain Jared J. Ball

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