arching all night and all next day through mud, so that man of the soldiers lost their shoes and almost gave out from fatigue.
The regiment camped ten miles north of Richmond, May 27th, and afterwards did picket duty along the Chickahominy.
On the 14th of June the 38th was transferred to General Wm. D. Pender's Brigade, composed of the 38th North Carolina, Colonel W. J. Hoke; 34th North Carolina, Colonel R. H. Riddick; 22nd North Carolina, Colonel James Conner; 16th North Carolina, Colonel McElroy.
The 13th North Carolina, Colonel A. M. Scales, was attached in the winter.
Pender's Brigade formed the 6th of the Light Division commanded by General A. P. Hill.
The division crossed Meadow bridge June 26th, and it was seen from scattered portfolios and other luxuries, to which the Southern soldier was a stranger, that the Yankee picket at that place had fled with great precipitation.
As soon as the Thirty-eighth had got a little beyond Mechanicsville it was saluted with heavy sh