danger; for it was to protect the valley of Virginia from the Potomac to the North Carolina and Tennessee line.
Virginia troops were poured into the place.
Captain Johnson, as we have seen, procured from Colonel Jackson permission to rendezvous the Marylanders there and at the Point of Rocks, and by June 1st had collected about Johnston saw the absolute necessity of holding Maryland heights, he saved the invasion of Maryland by sending Marylanders to occupy the position.
He ordered Captain Johnson with his eight companies, and Col. Blanton Duncan with his First Kentucky regiment, to take the Maryland heights, fortify and hold them.
They did so while Jont Davis came up with General Johnston. General Elzey, I congratulate you, said the man who made generals.
Elzey was promoted brigadier-general, Steuart colonel, Johnson lieutenant-colonel, and E. R. Dorsey, captain Company C, major—all to date from July 21st, the day of the great victory.
The First Maryland was pushed on in pu