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shortly after ordered to resume our first position, and the darling idea of the Major's heart. "charging a battery with the First," was not gratified. The day we reached Centreville (July 24th)A portion of the company, known formerly at the National Rifles, from Washington, was added to the regiment as company F. --The original company was commanded by well known in military cles; but he being under arrest and awaiting a trial by Court Martial, (since honorably acquitted) Lieut. Cummings was in authority. This corps did not remain with us long, Gen. Longstreet finding it necessary to send them to Manassas, without arms, for open mutiny against their commanding officer. They have since been disbanded, and their several Lieutenants assigned to another branch of the service. On the 11th day of August we took up our march for Fairfax Court- House, arriving there at dark, as tired a set, of men as I ever saw. We reached the Court-House on Saturday night, and on Sunday