r their endurance and heroism.
From this day to the closing scene at Appomattox the two North Carolina regiments served with Ramseur's—later Cox's—brigade, of Rodes's division, and the three Virginia regiments were consolidated with the remnants of Jones's brigade, of Gordon's division.
In these separate commands a warm feeling always existed between the men who had stood firmly by each other on so many hardly contested fields.
They followed the fortunes of war under Early in the Washington city and Valley campaigns.
The last seen of them by the writer was on the field of Winchester September 19, 1864, where he, after-being baptized in the blood of the heroic and dauntless Rodes,
General Rodes was bending from his saddle and giving instructions to Colonel Thruston when the fatal bullet pierced his brain.
He fell, without a groan, in the arms of the colonel, saturating him with the warm life current. was himself so fearfully wounded as to be unfit for field duty ever after.