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hortly afterward elected major, under Lieutenant-Colonel James R. Herbert, who had been Captain of Company D, in the First Maryland.
Under these brave veterans as field officers, with much active service, the new Maryland battalion soon became a magnificent fighting phalanx.
This regiment was in the flank attack upon the Federal General Milroy's force at Winchester, in June, 1863, which resulted in their total defeat and the capture of about four thousand in all. Milroy, outlawed by President Davis, escaping with a few hundred cavalry.
Major Goldsborough, reconnoitering, was one of the first officers with a detachment to enter the town.
In the battle of Gettysburg, the Second Maryland, in General George H. Steuart's brigade, Johnson's division, participated with conspicuous valor and suffered dreadfully.
They helped carry the enemy's advanced works on Culp's Hill on the evening of the second day—July 2, 1863—the ascent being over huge rocks and other serious obstructions; yet