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[260] was mortally wounded. Gen. Bryan Grimes succeeded to the command of the division. Early lost all the captures he had made except 1,300 prisoners that were brought off the field. The Federal loss in this battle, including prisoners, was 5,665. There seems to be no report of Confederate losses. General Early states in his ‘Early in the Valley’ that his loss was 1,860 casualties, and 1,000 prisoners.

The death of General Ramseur removed a soldier who had risen rapidly and deservedly. A graduate of West Point, he had entered the army in charge of a battery that made itself an honored name. Then transferred to command the Forty-ninth regiment, he so impressed the Confederate commanders that promotion to command a brigade and then a division soon followed. General Early in his book on the. Valley campaign bears this tribute to his merits: ‘He was a most gallant and energetic officer, whom no disaster appalled, but his energy and courage seemed to gain new strength in the midst of confusion and disorder. He fell at his post fighting like a lion at bay, and his native State has reason to be proud of his memory.’

Shortly after this battle, the North Carolina troops were returned to General Lee, and took their part in the dreary service in the trenches around Petersburg.

During the movement of General Lee's army from Cold Harbor, and for a month thereafter, the cavalry was given little rest. On the 7th of June, Barringer's brigade, now composed of the First, Second, Third and Fifth regiments, was stationed along the fords of the Chickahominy, and was engaged in skirmishes at Malvern hill, Herring creek and the Rocks. When the Federals made an effort to destroy the Weldon railroad, just below Petersburg, Barringer's troopers had a hot fight. The First, Second and Third regiments were dismounted, and with McGregor's guns poured a volley into Barlow's division. This produced a momentary panic, and Colonel

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