"Army of Northern Virginia
Spottsylvania C.H. May 16
The enemy succeeded in removing the guns in the angle of our line of entrenchments heretofore described -- sixteen in number. Finding he could not save the caissons, he was about to destroy them after taking them some distance when Wofford of Georgia came upon him and prevented it. Wofford rushed upon the party having them in charge, beat them off, and saved thirteen of the caissons.
Brig. Gen. WILLIAM T. WOFFORD.
16th Georgia,----- -----
18th Georgia,----- -----
24th Georgia,----- -----
Cobb's (Georgia) Legion, ----- -----
Phillips (Georgia) Legion,----- -----
3d Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters.----- -----"
Colonel Ruff had been killed at Knoxville, so I am not sure who was in command of the 18th Ga at Spotsylvania. It was like Wofford to be in the thick of things. He was wounded at least three times. My Uncle Frank was wounded on May 8th or 9th, so would not have been in this action, But Uncle Alex, 4th Sergeant of Co. A of the 18th, would have. He was later caprured at Cedar Creek in October. Stan