eemed to have attracted the attention of its commanders and gained their special confidence — went to Suffolk, North Carolina and Drury's Bluff in successful quests of glory and renown.
After it was reorganized in 1862, Kemper commanded it, and Pickett was its Major-General until the sad disaster at Five Forks (1865).
At Yorktown Early held the lines just outside the village.
Outnumbered as the Confederates were, the incessant duty necessarily imposed upon them in picketing, skirmishing anretire, it seems that the Twenty-fourth regiment would have been left, as had already been done, to. press forward alone until it reached the works, into which a few might have gotten, as they afterwards did at Gettysburg, in the great charge of Pickett's division, where, by a singular coincidence, the line attacked was' in charge of this same General Hancock.
Then, as at Williamsburg, a handful left to dash themselves to atoms upon the enemy's entrenchments, while abundant support, stood quie