the city; all were killed except two or three who swam ashore.
About this time the soldiers were deprived of their tents and much suffering was caused by the extreme cold rains.
The command remained near Fredericksburg until May 25th, when it set out on a march, at sunset, in the direction of Hanover Junction, marching all night and all next day through mud, so that man of the soldiers lost their shoes and almost gave out from fatigue.
The regiment camped ten miles north of Richmond, May 27th, and afterwards did picket duty along the Chickahominy.
On the 14th of June the 38th was transferred to General Wm. D. Pender's Brigade, composed of the 38th North Carolina, Colonel W. J. Hoke; 34th North Carolina, Colonel R. H. Riddick; 22nd North Carolina, Colonel James Conner; 16th North Carolina, Colonel McElroy.
The 13th North Carolina, Colonel A. M. Scales, was attached in the winter.
Pender's Brigade formed the 6th of the Light Division commanded by General A. P. Hill.