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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Who captured Heckman's Brigade? (search)
sweeping up the line. As we were only about thirty steps from the enemy's line, we could plainly hear the enemy yelling out to stop shooting, that they were friends, but they soon found that the boys in gray had them, and right then and there Buck Terry's boys captured Heckman's Brigade. Colonel Maury was in command of the Twenty-fourth Virginia in that fight, and he and the gallant Richmond boys of the old First Virginia, I think, will corroborate my statement. I do not know what became of the Alabamians, but suppose they were somewhere on the line doing their duty and fighting as Alabamians know how and always did. But they did not capture Heckman's Brigade. Terry's Brigade did that—the First, Seventh, Eleventh and Twenty-fourth Virginia—and on the 17th marched through Richmond with all four of the regimental colors of Heckman's Brigade drooping beneath our glorious Southern Cross. I very much regret the necessity of having to write this article, but I think it the duty of