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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of Pegram Battalion Association in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21st, 1886. (search)
ord of the Letcher battery, their young Sir Galahad, whose strength was as the strength of ten, because his heart was pure, was slain at Malvern Hill. Mercer Featherstone, a daring young officer of great promise, fell at Cedar Mountain. Zeph Magruder, of the Purcell, and James Ellett, Of the Crenshaw, both fell at Fredericksburg. John H. Munford, of the Letcher, gallant and true, died of injuries received at Gettysburg. During the four years nearly every officer of the Battalion was subjected to a galling infantry fire, but the artillery of the enemy admirably served, and opposing thrice as many guns, poured upon them an unceasing rain of shot and shell. But the Confederate batteries were never silenced. It was here that Magruder, of the Purcell, and James Ellett, of the Crenshaw, two daring officers, both fell. Shortly after Fredericksburg, Pegram received his majority. His energy, his devotion to duty, his brilliant skill and valor, had won the commendation of all