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[211] put in Pickett's Brigade, with the Eighth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-eighth Virginia regiments, and with these regiments helped to win for General Pickett his major-general stars at Gaines's Mill. It served until the end of the war in this brigade, taking a conspicuous part in the noted Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg.

The company's roll has been carefully compiled by Lieutenant Floyd Clark, now living at Chase City, Virginia, and myself.

Your's, very respectfully,


Private Company I, Fifty-sixth Virginia Infantry.


The roster.

William E. Green, captain, died since the war.

Thomas S. Henry, first lieutenant, nephew of Patrick Henry.

William H. Price, second lieutenant, died since the war.

John T. Palmer, third lieutenant.

Thomas N. Read, first sergeant, died since the war.

William P. Morrison, second sergeant, wounded at Fort Donelson, and died.

Thomas B. Smith, third sergeant, wounded at Gettysburg.

Peyton R. Lawson, fourth sergeant, killed at South Mountain.

Robert A. Holt, fifth sergeant, wounded.

William T. Guill, first corporal, a color guard, and killed at Gettysburg.

Stanard Booker, second corporal.

Jacob W. Morton, third corporal, wounded at Gettysburg, and captured.

W. W. Berkeley, fourth corporal.

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