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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Williamsburg and the charge of the Twenty-fourth Virginia of Early's brigade. (search)
describing the charge made by a small part of Early's brigade [the Twenty-fourth Virginia, supportain counties of Southwest Virginia, and as General Early was its first colonel, it was, particularle sad disaster at Five Forks (1865). At Yorktown Early held the lines just outside the village. ed the useless slaughter of the very flower of Early's brigade — for though it need never have beens well as to Longstreet's rear, D. H. Hill and Early, anxious to have a share in the day's work, ashe Virginians, of the left, will be led by General Early. Regardless of the rule which places coding officers in rear of the line in a charge, Early, with his staff, takes position in front of hixtended from his redoubt into the woods whence Early's brigade was soon to emerge. But these ordinrenewed energy, and remembering the address of Early, who is riding just before them, they press heHe speaks of the Twenty-fourth regiment and of Early's regiment as if they were two regiments, mist[8 more...]