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eral officer on another field. The first change of importance that took place in the regiment was the resignation of Major Manford, who had received and accepted the Colonelcy of the 17th Virginia regiment. He is a gallant officer and gentleman, and his loss was a source of sincere regret to every man in the regiment. H ing the battle of the 18th he was In our midst, and mingled in the est of the fight, proving himself every the brave man and heroic soldier. Shortly after Major Munford's resignation the vacancy occasioned thereby was filled by the appointment of Major F. G. Skinner, of county, Virginia. Of all the men whom I have yet seen in the army, our Major has the most military air. With candor spoken we were at first disposed to view , appointment with disfavor, without ing ourselves to inquire the whys and therefore, and doubtless would have regarded any new incumbent with the same A brief time sufficed, however, to work a complete revolution in our ing on