y his uniform bravery and good conduct.
Lieutenants A. J. Brown and J. M. Robinson, also of the same regiment, have attracted my attention more than once, as also Adjutant D. M. McIntyre. Lieutenant-Colonel Armfield, having returned to the regiment the day before the battle, was in command and was severely wounded.
On December 13th, the army met three divisions of Burnside's army at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
At this time, General Hill occupied the front line formed of two regiments of Fields' brigade, and the brigades of Archer, Lane and Pender, the latter being on the extreme left.
The enemy made several attempts to advance, but were repulsed. (General A. P. Hill's report). From the nature of the ground and the entire absence of all protection against artillery, Pender's Brigade received the greatest part of the terrible fire.
General Pender was himself wounded.
During the temporary absence of General Pender, the command of the brigade devolved upon Colonel Scales, of the 13