The Eleventh at five Forks fight. From the Richmond, Va., Times-dispatch, July 1, 1906.Graphic story of daring deeds performed on hopeless field of Battle—‘had Pickett been there’—The sad story of five Forks told for the first time.
The movements and experience of my command, the 11th Virginia Infantry, Terry's Brigade, at Five Forks, I have often been asked to write. That battle removed from further action in battle array the Army of Northern Virginia, ‘that noblest army that ever trod this globe,’ as General Hampton called it. With the solidarity of that army gone, the life of the Southern Confederacy was flickering and low, and soon extinguished. Hatcher's Run, the 31st of March, 1865, found Pickett's Division on the march,