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Re: 47th GA Lay's Ferry

The 15th Georgia Infantry was assigned to Benning’s Brigade, Field’s Division, 1st Corps., Army of Northern Virginia, April 1864 till war’s end, having participated in the engagement at Spotsylvania C. H., May 12, 1864.


Report of Lieut. Col. Roger Martin, Sixty-sixth Indiana Infantry, of operations May 14-15.

In the Field, near Kingston, Ga. May 20, 1864.

LIEUT.: I have the honor to report that on the afternoon of the 14th instant the Sixty-sixth Regt.

. . . After a sharp fight the enemy was driven from his rifle-pits in such haste that he left his battleflag in the works, whereupon Asahel M. Pyburn, private Company I, plunged into the river, swam over and captured it, returning with it safely . . .

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