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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 3 Browse Search
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exposed, seemed only intent upon gaining the enemy's position. I have the painful duty to announce the loss of my Color-Sergeant, L. P. H. Tapley, first Color-Corporal C. Gilbert, and private Parker, company F, who fell upon the field, while bearing the colors, in advance of the regiment, during the charges made. Color-Corporals falsify his word. He always kept the colors in advance — the last order given him being to move slower. The colors were then taken successively by Color-Corporals Cornelius Gilbert, mortally wounded — since died — C. C. Gregory, John Bullington, and L. D. Watkins, all severely wounded. Private Churchwell Parker, company F, thenon for themselves immortal honor. It consisted of Sergeant L. P. H. Tapley, killed, whilst gallantly carrying the colors in advance of the regiment; Color-Corporal Cornelius Gilbert, mortally wounded, since dead, for the same; Color-Corporals L. D. Watkins, C. C. Gregory, and John Bullington, for gallantly bearing the colors, in <
good conduct, viz.: Major Del. Kemper, who had his right arm shattered by a minie ball; Lieutenant and Adjutant W. H. Kemper; Captains J. S. Taylor, Jordan, Parker, and Eubank; Lieutenant Elliot, commanding Rhett's battery; Lieutenants Taylor, Gilbert, Brown, Ficklin, and Oakum, the latter of Grimes's battery, with two Parrotts attached. The casualties are as follows: Major Del. Kemper, wounded in right arm, severely. Parker's battery — Wounded: Sergeant James Jones, in arm and side,round him. Though generally all behaved well, I will particularly mention the following as having attracted my attention by distinguished gallantry: Captains J. V. Moody, Parker, and Woolfolk; Lieutenant Elliot, commanding Rhett's battery; Lieutenants Gilbert and Fickling, Rhett's battery; Lieutenant Parkenson, Parker's battery, severely wounded in the leg; Lieutenant Sillers, Moody's battery; Sergeants Conroy and Price; and Corporals Gaulin and Donoho, Moody's battery. I would also mention Li