in any great battle, it had its full share of watching, marching, and skirmishing.
It was once highly complimented for performing a night march of twenty-eight miles, and fording eight streams on the way, some of these being waist-deep, and at November temperature.
At Hartsville, Missouri, January 1, 1863, a battalion of the regiment, including less that three hundred, after being overwhelmingly outnumbered and flanked, held its position, under Lieutenant-Colonel Dunlap,—although all other reame of their organization.
He returned, September 1st, with one hundred and twentyeight recruits; and as Colonel Taylor had been commissioned as Brigadier-General, was promoted to the colonelcy, the commission dating from September 8th.
In November, marching across the country, he rejoined the Army of the Potomac at Warrenton Junction.
At Fredericksburg his command was in the left grand division under Franklin, and was not engaged.
The winter was given to the drill and discipline of his