ry of the 23d Regiment, which constantly shared its fortunes through it all—thence again to the lines at Petersburg, and down to the end.
The next fighting done by the brigade was as a part of Early's command in that truly great march on Washington city.
The brigade was in all the battles of that command, and made the flank movement with Gordon's Division at Bell Grove and Cedar Creek.
In this battle it had a hand-to-hand conflict with the 6th Army Corps.
It captured, with the aid of Batr be taken.
I moved forward, and as we struck the bridge on our side the enemy was clearing it on the other side.
The retreat and pursuit began, which continued for about two miles. We then advanced as far as Blair's farm, in full view of Washington city, but soon deemed it wise to come back into Virginia.
Of course the operations in the valley under Early, already given, were subsequent to the action and events recorded immediately above.
In the valley campaign, the brigade was transfe