Cooper, Adjutant & Inspector General.
Colonel Steuart was promoted to be Brigadier-General in the following March, and on reporting to Major-General Ewell, of Jackson's army in the Valley, was allotted the First Maryland regiment, Brown's troop of cavalry, and the Baltimore Light Artillery, which thus constituted the Maryland Ld a brigade of cavalry, and it was not until after the battle of Winchester (May 26) that he assumed command of the Line, which was attached to the second brigade Jackson's division, also under Steuart's command.
On June 8th, at Cross Keys, he was wounded, and the command devolved on me. I retained it, and commanded the Maryland Lage of General Ewell, This is no time for swapping horses—I did not get my command to which I had been ordered.
I was assigned to command the Second brigade of Jackson's division.
On November 1, 1863, General Lee directed me to collect the Maryland troops and proceed to Hanover Junction, and ordered to report to me at once th