Portrait of Captain George Hillyer, C Company, the "Hillyer Rifles" of the 9th Georgia Infantry. Capt. Hillyer led the regiment at Gettysburg (The Wheatfield), after all senior officers were killed or wounded.




Capt. Hillyer's report on Gettysburg (from the Official Records):
"There were many officers and men who displayed a degree of daring and heroism which challenges admiration in the very highest degree, and the whole regiment behaved with its customary steadiness and devotion, as the loss of 189 out of 340 carried into the field will testify."


Submitted by Wright Sullivan, GGGrandson of Capt. Hillyer.



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