and Culpeper Court House reached August 1st.
The division went into winter quarters at Orange Court House, and the regiment did picket duty on the Rapidan.
On the 7th of February, during General Scales' absence, Colonel Hoke commanded the brigade against an advance of the enemy on the brigade picket line at Barnett's Ford on the Rapidan, and it maintained its position until the enemy retired.
After the death of Pender at Gettysburg, Wilcox became division commander.
On the morning of May 4th, the enemy under General Grant, crossed the Rapidan at Ely's and Germanna Fords. Two corps of Lee's army moved to oppose him, Ewell's by the turnpike and Hill's by the plank road.
As soon as the Confederate forces reached the enemy, a strong attack was made on Ewell, who repulsed them, but soon they returned, massing a heavy force against Hill.
Heth's and Wilcox's divisions met every assault and successfully resisted them, but the enemy continued to make attacks until nightfall.