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was subsequently promoted to a 1st lieutenancy of the 1st regiment of regulars. Soon after his native State seceded from the old Union, he resigned his position and repaired to South Carolina, where he entered the army as captain, early in March, 1861. He served with Beauregard in the taking of Fort Sumter, and after the strife was fully inangarated, and a hostile army on the soil of the Old Dominion, he repaired to Virginia with a battery of light artillery, and there, with the legion of Hampton, figured conspicuously and honorably in many of the sanguinary engagements. He was soon honored with the rank of Major, next Lieut. Colonel, and then Colonel. He commanded a battery on the Potomac for some time; was in the battle of Seven Pines and the seven days fight around Richmond; was next assigned to duty as Colonel of the 4th Virginia cavalry, and subsequently to a battery of artillery that gained distinction in the second battle of Manassas and at Sharpsburg. When a commander was