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Southern Historical Society papers.

Vol. X. Richmond, Va., march, 1882. no. 3.

Memoir of the First Maryland regiment.

By General B. T. Johnson.
[Written in July, 1863.]

Paper no. 4.

The battle of Winchester.

At 3 o'clock Sunday morning, May 25th, we took the road for Winchester. The long march of the day before had been made without rations, except the contents of numerous sutlers' stores seized at Front Royal, which were neither nutritious nor satisfying, and the sleep in the crisp mountain air without fire, had stiffened and weakened the men, but as their blood warmed with the exercise and the coming fight, they stepped out as cherrily as ever.

Before day, Colonel Johnson received General Ewell's order--“bring your regiment to the front.” When we came up he was on the ridge of hills which rises on the Front Royal road to the southeast of Winchester, and distant from it a mile or a mile and ahalf. This crest sweeps around the town semi-circularly, cutting the Front Royal road and

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