Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major Sykes” in chapter 209 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...ment to surrender its colors was read, a private in one of the rear companies cried out in broad Scotch tones--Let's keep the colors, boys!
No response was made by the remainder of the regiment.
Major Sykes at once rode up the line to where the voice was heard.
It would have been more than that soldier's life was worth, had he been discovered at the moment, in pistol range, by any of the officers.
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