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Who captured Heckman's Brigade? Editor of the Times-Dispatch: Sir.—In reading the December, 1904, copy of the Confederate Veteran, a few days ago, I came across an article signed by Comra
arion Seay, of Company E, Eleventh Virginia Infantry, as to whom belongs the honor of capturing Heckman's Brigade, in the Drewry's Bluff fight of May 16, 1864.
Let me say that both Sergeant Seay and 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 e 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<