Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Private E. Waller Combs” in chapter 1.57 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
... as he was firing his pistol into the earthwork and calling on his men to follow.
He was an officer who had no superior in bravery and devotion to the cause for which he fought.
It is said that Private E. Waller Combs , of Company A, killed the soldier who killed Colonel Chenault.
Combs shot him just as he was in the act of shooting the colonel, and both men fell dead at practically the same instant.
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