rs saved us from almost annihilation.
Other regiments, who went in with us, stopped to fire — got in disorder, lost very heavily, and then from the confusion in the ranks, and their losses, were forced to retire.
The discipline and coolness of our men saved us from all this.
In this battle General Ewell lost his horse, General Elzey was wounded, and the chivalrous Wheat, with many other of our old friends killed.
General Elzey being wounded, devolved the command of his brigade upon Colonel Walker, of the Thirteenth Virginia, and General Ewell separated us from it, making the Maryland line again a distinct command, under Colonel Johnson.
Before the battle he had ordered Captain Brown to report to Brigadier-General Fitz. Lee, in order to give them a chance for service, so for seven days the command only consisted of the First Maryland and the Baltimore Light Artillery.
During the morning of Saturday, June 28th, Jackson moved off down the left bank of the Chickahominy, Ewell on