e's Company (F), 26th Regiment.
In the first day's battle we had eighty-seven men for duty; we lost every man, either killed or wounded, except one, Sergeant Robert Hudspeth.
I was the eighty-fifth man shot, wounded in the neck and left leg. Henry Coffey, sergeant, now living near Lenoir, was the eighty-sixth man shot.
Our company joined the color company on the left, and being at the head of the company I joined the color guard and was by the colors during the fight.
The entire color guard illed or wounded.
Among them the young and gallant Colonel Burgwyn. Lieutenant-Colonel Lane was severely wounded toward the close of the fight near the top of the hill.
He also had the colors when he was shot.
Of the two left of my company, Henry Coffey was wounded just after I fell, leaving only Sergeant Robert Hudspeth surviving unhurt out of our entire company.
This Robert Hudspeth came to see me at the field hospital on the fourth of July, and he informed me that he had gotten some four