Duke University has the Papers of the Lucas Family and the Papers of William Augustus Wiliams, both containing information on Henderson C. Lucas, Adjutant of the 11th North Carolina (Bethel), who carried the colors of his regiment at Gettysburg. A newspaper article written by John M. Tate on 12 July 1863 says Lucas "fell severely, though not dangerously, wounded several paces [in front]. Waving the colors he said to an officer as the regiment passed him, 'Press on to victory; I have played out.'" Another article, in memoriam, states that Lucas died at Martinsburg, Virginia on 24 July and describes his role: "He seized the colors (the color bearers having been all shot down) and led the charge through a murderous fire, until twenty paces in front of the lines, calling on the men to follow their flag! He was shot down, but rose again, waving the colors and urging on the men. He was again brought down, but still supported the old Bethel colors with his left arm until that arm was shot through, and the colors were once more down. The 11th having caught his enthusiasm, moved up and were now with their colors. Adjt L. exclaimed, 'Boys, I have played out; go on to victory.' The colors were received by another, who was instantly shot down, and a soldier who stooped to examine his comrade also fell dead." Lucas himself sent dispatches from Martinsburg to Col. W. A. Williams - on 7 July he stated, "I was severely wounded at Gettysburg on the first (1st), right leg left hip flesh and in the left arm severely ... am treated kindly in private family." On 11 July he wrote, "I am wounded in right fore-arm left hip flesh but severe, right calf slightly, all made by musket shot. I am staying at Mrs. Buchanans and treated very kindly ... "