party. I left and went to search for one of our litters, in order to place Colonel Burgwyn upon it, so as to carry him more comfortably and conveniently. I found the litter with some difficulty, and as the bearers and myself came up to the spot where Colonel Burgwyn was lying on the ground, we found that he was dying. I sat down and took his hand in my lap. He had very little to say, but I remember that his last words were that he was entirely satisfied with everything, and “The Lord's will be done.” Thus he died, very quietly and resignedly. I never saw a braver man than he. He was always cool under fire and knew exactly what to do, and his men were devoted to him. He was the youngest colonel I ever saw in all my experience as a soldier. If he had lived he would have been given high rank, I feel sure.After Mr. Cheek had given this interesting story, now told for the first time of the fate of his gallant colonel, he was shown, and viewed with much emotion, the sword, sash and gauntlets which Colonel Burgwyn wore during the terrible first day at Gettysburg, that greatest of battles of all the Civil War, which marked what came to be known as the ‘high watermark of the war,’ and in which the 26th Regiment suffered a greater loss than any other regiment, either Federal or Confederate, during the entire four years struggle.
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Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery
The battle of Dranesville, Va.
The career of General Jackson
Remarkable record of the Haskells of South Carolina .
The battle of New Market , Va. From the Confederate veteran, Dec. , 1907 .
Chaplain Matthew O'Keefe of Mahone 's Brigade .
General Hood 's Brigade .
The cruise of the Shenandoah .
The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry , C. S. A. From the Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 21 , 1907 .
Roster of the companies.
Roster of Company E , Nineteenth Virginia Infantry .
Demonstration on Harpers Ferry , from the Times-dispatch, December 9 , 1906 .
From Manassas to Frazier's Farm .
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