he fights has not lost a gun even temporarily.
It is under the command, and has been since the spring campaign opened, of Lt. Clopton.
The late Lieut. Col. Brown.
Col. Bradley T. Johnson, commanding the Maryland Line, has caused to be issued the following general order with respect to the death of Lieut. Col. Ridgely Brown, who was killed in an engagement with the enemy in Hanover county on the 1st inst.:
Headq's Maryland line, June 6, 1864.
General Order No. 26.
Lieut Col Ridgely Brown, commanding 1st Maryland cavalry, fell in battle, on the 1st inst, near the South Anna.
He died, as a soldier prefers to die, leading his men in a victorious charge.
As an officer, kind and careful; as a soldier, brave and true; as a gentleman, chivalrous; as a Christian, gentle and modest; no one in the Confederate army surpassed him in the hold he had on the hearts of his men and the place in the esteem of his superiors.
Of the rich blood that Maryland has lavished on every bat