s advance and the Washington Government would have fled the city, or capitulated.
The First Maryland did their work in this (their first) battle in Stonewall Jackson's way, fourteen months before the famous war lyric, Stonewall Jackson's Way, was penned—under the inspiration of the guns at Sharpsburg, by Dr. John Williamson Palmer, of Baltimore.
To find the enemy, go at him, quickly, rush upon him and keep it up; trust in God and keep your powder dry; was Stonewall Jackson's way.
Cononel Johnson the Star Solider.
The star actor in the First Maryland was Bradley Tyler Johnson.
Its last colonel, he led it through the Valley and Richmond campaigns, and until, in August, 1862, reduced to one half its original strength, the regiment was mustered out of service, by some occult method in the Richmond War Office. Colonel John son was justly indignant and refused to make a request to have the order rescinded, whereupon, General Jackson assigned him to the command of the Second Briga