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 Posted: Mon Jul 4th, 2011 06:32 pm
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Good Thread!
My relative, Cpt. William Jefferson Head, served as the "A" Company commander of Col. E.L Thomas' Regiment, under Brig. Gen. J.R. Andersons 3rd Brigade of A.P Hills Light Division.
Cpt. Head was with the Unit from the beginnings thru 3 July 1862, when he resigned for medical reasons. He fought the Yanks thru the entire Penninsular Campaign of 1862.
His unit was one of the few to penetrate the Union skirmish lines at Mecahanicsville.
The 35th Ga. was in the center of A.P. Hills attacks at Gaine Mill. Gen. Anderson reported 364 killed in the 35th Ga. during the Gaines mill assaults. (very hi losses).
Yes, for obvious reasons I am partial to the Light Division. But, I do think they were instrumental in the many successful operations of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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