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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
tarted, and more prisoners fell into our hands. Then the left of our regiment came in the rear of troops just about where the Twenty-fourth was attacking in front. A fatal volley. On being ordered to surrender they turned about, calling out: What regiment is that? The answer, The First Virginia, was answered by a volley so close that the powder flew in our faces, and nine of our best men were killed. They were Corporal W. A. Stoaber, Jerry Toomy and W. H. Crigger, of Company B; Samuel Gillespie, of Company C; Archie Govan, Company D; Corporal R. R. Walthall, Company G; Sergeant John W. Wynne and Corporal J. A. Via, of Company H, and A. Figner, of Company I. Jerry Toomy, W. A. Stoaber, R. R. Walthall, John W. Wynne, J. A. Via, and A. Figner were of those who enlisted on the first bugle call and served with honor until they met a soldier's death. As Richmond soldier boys they should be remembered by the city for which they gave their lives. A. Govan was a little conscript