its new field officers was on the day after the arrival at Winchester.
On June 19th, Lieutenant-Colonel Steuart was directed to return to Harper's Ferry by railroad train and complete the destruction of the shops and Federal property left on the evacuation of the 15th.
This duty Colonel Steuart executed with great intelligence.
Instead of burning up a great magazine of seasoned and shaped gunseedingly sensible that the commanding general rewarded it with a special order of approbation.
Steuart and the Marylanders enjoyed the unique distinction of being probably the only command that was ecial order. Headquarters, Winchester, June 22, 1861.
The commanding general thanks Lieutenant-Colonel Steuart and the Maryland regiment for the faithful and exact manner in which they carried outzey, 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 fro
rst Maryland infantry.
Field and staff.
Colonels—Arnold Elzey, June 17, 1861; promoted brigadier-general July 21, 1861, major-general December 4, 1862. George H. Steuart, July 21, 1861; promoted brigadier-general March 18, 1862. Bradley T. Johnson, March 18, 1862; promoted brigadier-general June 28, 1864.
Lieutenant-Colonels—George H. Steuart, June 17, 1861; Bradley T. Johnson, July 21, 1861; E. R. Dorsey, March 18, 1862.
Majors—Bradley T. Johnson, June 17, 1861; E. R. Dorsey, July 21, 1861.
Acting—Adjutants, Lieutenant Frank X. Ward, Company H; Lieutenant George W. Booth, Company D.
Surgeons, E. T. Galliard, R. P. Johnson. Assistant-Surgeonsry was engaged: Winchester, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp, Weldon Railroad, Squirrel Level Road, Hatcher's Run, Pegram's Farm, Appomattox, Petersburg.
Steuart's brigade, to which the Second Maryland was assigned, assaulted Culp's Hill at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and took the line of Federal works, occupying the same t