etary of War, S. Cooper, Adjutant & Inspector General.
Colonel Steuart was promoted to be Brigadier-General in the following March, and on reporting to Major-General Ewell, of Jackson's army in the Valley, was allotted the First Maryland regiment, Brown's troop of cavalry, and the Baltimore Light Artillery, which thus constituhe Secretary of War gave me a commission on June 22, 1863, of Colonel First regiment Maryland Line, with orders to report at once to Major-General I R. Trimble, of Ewell's corps, with orders to them to put me in command of the Maryland troops serving with them.
With the commission and orders, he issued to me this authority:
Sof the Secretary of War. Samuel W. Melton, Major and A. A. G. Colonel Bradley T. Johnson.
I joined the army on July 2d, but—as, in the graphic language of General Ewell, This is no time for swapping horses—I did not get my command to which I had been ordered.
I was assigned to command the Second brigade of Jackson's divisio