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[675] that he fully maintained throughout the war. Longstreet and D. H. Hill both praised the men and their gallant leaders, the latter expressing the opinion that the caution exhibited by the Federals in their subsequent movements ‘was due to the terror inspired by the heroism of those noble regiments. History has no example of amore daring charge.’ Hancock, who bore the brunt of the attack, declared that the two regiments deserved to have the name ‘Immortal’ inscribed on their banners. Under Terry's leadership the regiment fought with the same heroism at Second Manassas, and after the wounding of Colonel Corse, then commanding Kemper's brigade, Colonel Terry succeeded him in temporary command. He was with his regiment in all its battles, and was seven times badly wounded. One of the most desperate of his wounds was received at Gettysburg, in the memorable assault of Pickett's division. He commanded Kemper's brigade from the fall of 1863 until nearly the close of the war, with promotion to brigadier-general in May, 1864. Assigned to the department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia with Pickett, he took part in the expedition against New Bern, and in May, 1864, bore a worthy part in the gallant stand made against Butler at Drewry's bluff. Throughout the long defense of Richmond and Petersburg he was one of the trusted brigadiers of Pickett's division, and finally, on March 31, 1865, just before the abandonment of the Confederate capital, he fell severely wounded near Dinwiddie Court House, leading his men in the successful fight of Pickett's division, which preceded the disaster at Five Forks. After the close of the war he served eight years in the Virginia senate, held the office of superintendent of the State penitentiary two terms, and from April, 1886, to 1893, was superintendent of the Soldiers' Home at Richmond. This office he was forced to surrender by failing health, which continued until his death, March 28, 1897, at his home in Chesterfield county. He was married in young manhood to Miss Pemberton, of Powhatan, who, with two sons and three daughters, survived him.


Brigadier-General Henry Harrison Walker

Brigadier-General Henry Harrison Walker, a native of Virginia, was appointed from that State to the United States military academy in 1849, and was graduated in 1853 with the brevet of second lieutenant of infantry.

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