his heroic young brother, Lieut. Mays Brevard
, who fell while gallantly leading his company in a charge on the enemy's breastworks—the command to which he had been that day assigned.
The noble daring of this gallant regiment was conspicuous in every battle.
It has left a proud name in the military annals of the State
Upon the resignation of General Finegan
, Colonel Brevard
was made brigadier-general, and he acted as such until the 6th of April, 1865, when, while leading the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Florida to break up a flank movement of the enemy, the command was captured by General Custer
With a large number of prisoners General Brevard
was sent to Washington
and afterward to Johnson
's island, where he was detained a prisoner until the latter part of August, 1865, five months after the surrender.
For want of historical data we are unable to follow the Florida
consolidated brigade through all the details of its Virginia
campaigns, which terminated with the surrender by General Lee
, but in justice we must add that for courage and heroic endurance there can be found no prouder record in all the annals of the war.