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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Second Manassas. (search)
eg since amputated), and, under the command of the intrepid Major Herbert, the regiment continued the charge. The charge was a success, the enemy was driven from his guns, his infantry supports scattered, and his battery taken. My line was now somewhat broken, owing to the impetuosity of the charge, and seeing the enemy advancing his reserves, I dispatched my assistant adjutant-general, Captain Bryant, and aid de camp, Captain Beckham, to you for aid, which was promptly furnished. Samuel Coleman, private, company E, Seventeenth Virginia, in the hottest of the fight, wrested from the hands of the color-sergeant of the Eleventh Pennsylvania regiment, his regimental colors and handed them to me. These colors I have already had the honor to forward to you. At this juncture, having received a wound in the thigh, and finding that my horse was tottering under me from a wound through his body, I turned over the command to Colonel Terry, reported to you, and with your permission, retired
yesterday, when the following facts were elicited: Sergeant McKenna had been sent out, with privates Coleman and Henderson, to hunt up deserters. They met Hays at the corner of 17th and Franklin streets, and knowing that he was a deserter, Coleman said he had been looking for him all day, and he must go to camp. He said he be d — d if he would, and jerked away from Henderson, who had hold of hiand were requested to capture Hays by the Sergeant and his party, their guns not being loaded.--Coleman loaded his gun, and Hays started on a run up 17th street. When between Marshall and Broad streeore that he would not go to camp, and presented his pistol. An officer who was present ordered Coleman to shoot, which he did, wounding the party in the leg and body with ball and buckshot. He was dier who shot Hays, who, they say, came to his death by several gun-shot wounds inflicted by Samuel Coleman while in the performance of his duty in arresting deceased, he having a drawn pistol on him