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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
irst Lieutenant James Grimsley, Company K, Thirty-seventh regiment, with a small squad of men, had the honor of capturing the colors of the Seventeenth Michigan, and about thirty prisoners. Lieutenant Grimsley is a very brave man. Second Lieutenant O. A. Wiggins, Company E, Thirty-seventh regiment, was captured by the enemy, but by his boldness succeeded in making his escape, and brought off with him the flag of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania regiment and several prisoners. Private J. H. Whrth Carolina Troops,          Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops,  12  123 Grand Total11112 321618 Officers killed. Twenty-eighth regiment--Lieutenant E. S. Edwards, Company G. Officers wounded. Thirty-seventh regiment--Lieutenant O. A. Wiggins, Company E. Respectfully, James H. Lane, Brigadier General. Major Joseph A. Engelhard, A. A. G. of Wilcox's Light Division, A. P. Hill's Corps. General Lee acknowledges the receipt of the captured flags.Headquarters A. N. V
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade (search)
of course, was the party referred to, as he had already, by his frequent seine-haulings, established a reputation in the enemy's line along our front. Lieutenant O. A. Wiggins, of the Thirty-seventh regiment, who was captured at Petersburg, informs me that when Grant made his last attack at that city our front was assailed by two Yankee corps, and that a third was leaving the works to join them just as he was taken into the enemy's line. Lieutenant Wiggins was confined a short time in the Old Capitol prison, where he spent his twenty-first birthday, and was laughed at by his comrades for being twenty-one and yet not being free. When he and others weshal's office, in the Baptist Female Institute. He there surrendered as a straggler, was paroled and given transportation to his home in North Carolina. Lieutenant Wiggins was considered one of our bravest young officers. He specially distinguished himself at Spotsylvania Courthouse, on the 12th May, when our brigade, in its