well-instructed a set of young soldiers as were in either arms.
They were in this summary manner dismissed from the service, without charges, without notice and without a hearing.
This extraordinary proceeding was heard of with regret by the army and with acute anger by the regiment itself.
mustered them out on the 17th, the men presented their flag and their bucktail to Mrs. Johnson
and then dispersed, grieved and offended.
sent Colonel Johnson
letters of regard and sympathy and also recommendations to the President
of the Confederate States
, that he be made brigadier-general.
declined to go to Richmond
, or become an applicant for a place he had won by hard service, and Jackson
assigned him to command the Second brigade, Jackson
's division, Second corps—Jackson's own.
A new regiment was soon brought together, of which James R. Herbert
became lieutenant-colonel, and William W. Goldsborough
But the disbanding of the gallant First regiment, although another was so soon formed, was attended by some unfortunate results.
It will be noted that when the army crossed the Potomac
in September, 1862, after the second battle of Manassas
, it carried with it no Maryland
regiment bearing the Maryland
flag, and thus there was no nucleus on which recruits could rally.
The First Maryland artillery, under the gallant Dement
, and the Baltimore light artillery, with Griffin
, were there, but detached batteries operating in different commands gave no points of rendezvous for raw recruits seeking an association in an army.
and the Confederacy
were much disappointed at the failure of Maryland
to rise, but this disappointment was without adequate reason.
crossed the Potomac
on September 5th and the next day, the 6th, camped around Frederick
The population of that section of Maryland
was strongly Union, fully one-half of it being adherents of that side.
On September 10th Lee