of that regiment.
A third brother, Major William Berkeley
, who lives in Richmond
, was major of the regiment.
Still a fourth brother, the late Captain Charles Berkeley
, was a senior captain in the Eighth.
Famous for its heroism.
This remarkable organization, that became known throughout the Confederate army for its heroism, was composed of five companies from Loudoun County
, three companies from Fauquier County
, one company from Prince William County
, and one from Fairfax County
It was under the command of Colonel Eppa Hunton
, who was made brigadier-general after the death of General Richard Garnett
, in his immortal charge at Gettysburg
, had three brigades, commanded, respectively, by General Garnett
, General Armistead
and General Kemper
, who afterward became Governor of Virginia
was killed in the battle, General Armistead
was mortally wounded, and General Kemper
was crippled for life.
In the Eighth Virginia the three Berkeley
brothers—Edmund, Norborne and William—were field officers.
said yesterday he did not believe there was another regiment in either army that had three brothers as field officers.
All the Berkeley brothers were wounded during the war and all were imprisoned, except Colonel Edmund Berkeley