en, S. C., but a single one—a New Jersey regiment—was from the Middle States.
All the rest were from the West.
A letter (he says) from the only Thomas J. Myers ever in the army would never contain such a phrase, referring to the fact that Myers had said this stolen jewelry, &c., would be scattered all over the North and Middle States.
Sherman's statement of the organization of his army on this march shows there were several regiments in it from New York and Pennsylvania, besides one from Maryland and one from New Jersey (all four Middle States). But we think this, like other reasons assigned by Colonel Stone, are without merit.
But, as we have said, notwithstanding all these things which seemingly discredit the reasons assigned by Colonel Stone for the non-genuineness of this letter, we should not have used the letter in this report, had not the substantial statements in it been confirmed, as we shall now see. The Myers' letter was first published on October 29, 1883.
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Stuart lost his life in Recapturing a borrowed Maryland Battery.
General Bradley T. Johnson, the distinguished Maryland exCon-federate, writes to the Sun as follows, giving some hitherto unpublished military dispatches connected with the operations of Maryland troops in the battles around Richmond in 1864:
Among your collection of unpublished military dispatches you may include these two, which have never been printed.
In October, 1863, I was ordered by General Lee to assemble the Maryland Line, then in separate commands in the Army of Northern Virginia—except the Latrobe Battery, which was with the Army of the Southwest —at Hanover Junction, to guard the five long, high bridges there, over the North Anna, the South Anna, and W. Scott Chew; the Third Maryland Artillery.
Latrobe's Battery served in the west, and was never in my command.
The Maryland Line, thus gotten together, was the largest collection of Marylanders who ever fought under the gold and black.