‘Record of Killed and Wounded at Gettysburg.—First Virginia regiment: Killed, 2; wounded, 62.’ Whether or not there was intentional misrepresentation in this report I deem it but just to give the true record, giving the names of the killed, which can be verified by their surviving comrades. First Virginia Regiment at Gettysburg. —Killed—Officers: Col. L. B. Williams, Captain James Holloran, Company C; Lieutenant W. A. Caho, Company 1—total 3. Sergeant C. P. Hansford and Corporal Richard Chaddick, Company H; Corporal I. O. Ellett, Company 1—total, 3. Privates: Fendall Franklin, Company B; Willie Mitchell, D. S. Edwards, M. J. Wingfield, and J. W. Freeman, Company D; William F. Miller, Company G; W. J. Vaughan, Flowers, Nuckols, St. Clair, J. W. Paine, M. Brestrahan, and W. S. Waddell, Company H; E. J. Griffin, Edwin Taliaferro, and H. McLaughlan, Company 1—total, 16. Commissioned officers, 3; non-commissioned officers, 3; privates 16—total, 22. Total killed, 22; wounded, 71; casualty, 93. Suppose the six companies then composing the regiment carried into the fight 150 men, which I believe to be an over-estimate, it will be seen that more than one-seventh of the entire number were killed. Of the remainder nearly two-thirds were wounded. In other words, about two out of every three men carried into the charge were either killed or wounded. When we reached the enemy's lines they surrendered and passed to the rear without a guard. An order was brought from General Kemper by Captain Fry, his adjutant, for the First regiment to move by the right flank. He called for the commander, and finding myself in that position I responded and gave the order for them to fall in preparatory to making the movement. All in sight, about a dozen, took position promptly; but so terrible was the fire to which we were exposed they were shot almost as fast as they took their places. I turned to Captain Fry and told him it was too late, and there was no First regiment left to execute the order. He turned and rode from the field. A few moments later, as I moved forward with the troops, I was wounded. The remnant of the division continued to advance till the color-bearer in the lead paused, turning to see what following he had, and finding the force entirely inadequate turned his face to the rear, and still displaying his colors marched from the field, thus ending this memorable charge, in which our losses were as described. I have no reason to suppose that other commands suffered less than we did, as we passed through the ordeal together; and I rectify the
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The race problem in the South —Was the Fifteenth Amendment a mistake?
Times have changed.
A list of Confederate officers, prisoners, who were held by Federal authority on Morris Island, S. C. , under Confederate fire from September 7th to October 21st , 1864 .
Annual Reunion of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia .
Oration of the evening.
Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis .
He truly represented the South in not Negotiating for peace on other terms than independence.
Two revolutions rising on parallel lines—the Revolution of the North against the Constitution .
Secession preached and threatened in all sections—the Northern record for it and against extension of the Union .
The United States treated secession as a political question and met it by Revolution.
The Twelfth Georgia Infantry .
List of casualties in the Twelfth Georgia regiment in the battle of Gettysburg , July 1st , 1863 .
The Monument to General Robert E. Lee .
The unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee , at Richmond, Va. , May 29th , 1890 .
Testimonials from visiting soldiers.
Robert Edward Lee .
Letters of R. E. Lee .
At Lee 's tomb.
Lee 's Birthday: eminent men of the United States send sentiments for the day—ministers, soldiers, statesmen and scholars each bring an offering.
Lee as an educator.
Robert E. Lee .
Prisoners of the civil war.
Andersonville prison .
The unveiling. [ Richmond Dispatch , June 10 , 1890 .]
Valuable war relic.
Casualties in the old First at Gettysburg : two out of every three men who were carried into the charge shot down.
Lee 's Lieutenants.
Names of surviving Generals of the Confederate Army —a valuable Roster. [ Richmond Dispatch , May 29 , 1890 .]
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