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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoranda of Thirty-Eighth Virginia infantry. (search)
into camp 27th December near Guinea Station, and remained until 14th February, 1863. Received orders, and marched in direction of Richmond, passing through the city on 19th and went into camp near Chester station. March 1st moved to east Petersburg, remained until 27th, marched reaching near Ivor station after hard march through swamp, &c., on the 30th; camped until 9th April; moved in direction of Suffolk, halting at Franklin depot on night of 10th; cooked four days rations, and crossed Blackwater at South Quay on 11th, with Generals Hood's and Pickett's divisions. The regiment, with the brigade, marched on 12th on Sommerton road, arriving in about seven miles of Suffolk, the regiment marching in front. Company K, Captain Griggs, was ordered forward as skirmishers, and soon engaged the enemy's pickets and drove them within three miles of Suffolk, night stopping further advance-Captain Griggs remaining in advance with his company as sentinels. Early on the next morning, 13th, adva