of many brave and good officers and men. It will be hard to supply their places; but they fell on the field of honor, in defence of their homes, their people, their liberty, and all that makes life dear to man, and a grateful country and posterity will award them their meed of praise.
Lieutenant-Colonel Curtis, commanding Twenty-third regiment Virginia volunteers, fell, mortally wounded, while gallantly leading his regiment into action.
He came to the regiment in September, 1861, from Brooke County, Virginia, a private, and a refugee from the tyrants of the North-west, and, in the reorganization, he was called to the position he so gallantly filled — a fit testimonial by the officers to his gallantry and good conduct.
He has fallen far from his home and friends, but will long be remembered by all associated with him in the cause of liberty.
Colonel Williams, of the Thirty-seventh Virginia regiment, was slightly, and Colonel Sheffield, of the Forty-eighth Alabama regiment, was pai