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[149] Johnson met General Jackson in the street, both riding. “Colonel, received the order?” said he, in his crisp way. “No, sir,” said the Colonel. “Want you to march.” “When sir?” “Now!” “Which way?” “Get in the cars, go with Lawton.” “How must I send my train, and the battery?” “By the road.” “Well General” said the Colonel, “I hate to ask questions; but it is impossible to send my wagons off without knowing which road to send them.” He laughed and said “Oh! Send them by the road the others go.” And those were the only orders we got to go into the great battles around Richmond. In an hour we were on the train, with General Lawton's brigade, and by managing to find out the railroad arrangements Colonel Johnson got us on the railroad as far as Fredrick's Hall on the Virginia Central road. At Charlottesville, Captain Edelin and his company, which had been absent on detached duty since February, re-joined the regiment. From Frederick's Hall we marched to Blount's Bridge over the South Anna, where we reported to General Elzey, and were assigned to his brigade again, by request of the Colonel and all concerned.

On Wednesday June 25th we moved to Ashland, where we slept in line of battle.

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