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Brilliant Page in history of War. From the Birmingham age-herald, February 4, 1906. Eye witness describes Bloody battle of the Crater— the losses were heavy. Gallant conduct of Alabamians in Wilcox Brigade related by man who took part at Petersburg. By Captain John C. Featherston, 9th Alabama Regiment, now of Lynchburg, Va. On the night of the 29th of July, 1864, Wilcox's old brigade of Alabamians, at that time commanded by Gen. J. C. C. Saunders, which was one of the five brigades composing Mahone's (formerly Anderson's), division, was occupying the breastworks to the right of Petersburg, at a point known as the Wilcox farm. The division consisted at the time of Wilcox's old brigade of Alabamians, Wright's Georgia brigade, Harris' Mississippi brigade, Mahone's Virginia brigade, and Perry's Florida brigade (by whom commanded at the time I fail to remember). All was quiet in our immediate front, but an incessant and rapid fire was going on to our left and immediately in