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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
Boy heroes of Cold Harbor. [from the Sunday news, Charleston, S. C., July 25, 1897.1 How Taylor, Hayne, Pinckney and Gadsden Holmes died. Colonel Edward McCrady, after Consultation with Captains Armstrong, Kelly, Hasell, Hutson and Dr. Frost, tells the story of the Heroism of the four Young South Carolinians who fell at Cold Harbor supporting the colors of the 1st regiment, S. C. V.—The gallant Dominick Spellman, of the Irish Volunteers. The following interesting letter of Colonel
er point of difference.
On the one hand it is said that Philip Gadsden Holmes, also of Company L, took them up and immediately fell under three mortal wounds.
I am inclined, however, to believe that this is a mistake; that the fact was that Gadsden Holmes was, at the moment he was shot, just behind the colors, endeavoring himself to get a deliberate aim at the advancing enemy.
Then Dominick Spellman, one of the heroes of our war, a member of the Irish company, raised the colors and gloriousl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)