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Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 10: the Maryland Line. (search)
rs to cover the rear of Mahone's division, the rear guard of the army. On the 4th of April, Colonel Dorsey, commanding the First Maryland, joined Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and was assigned to Gen. Wm. H. Paypril a heavy force of the Federal cavalry was seen moving along Munford's front, parallel to it. Dorsey mounted his men and, pulling down a fence in his front, was moving through the gaps in it towarde them, said Capt. William J. Raisin, that's our only chance. Draw saber, gallop, charge! was Dorsey's order, and the Marylanders hurled themselves on the advancing foe and drove him back. This warender at Appomattox. None of the cavalry did. They marched away to Lynchburg. In ten days Colonel Dorsey got an order to move up the valley to Salem. When they arrived at Cloverdale in Botetourt cford, the bravest of the brave. Cloverdale, Botetourt Co., Va., April 28, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel Dorsey, Commanding First Maryland Cavalry: I have just learned from Captain Emack that you