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[157] Perry, and among the killed Lieut. Raymond Jenckes Reed, adjutant of the Second; a gallant young officer, son of Hon. R. R. Reed, one of the territorial governors of Florida. His mother, Martha M. Reed, as matron of the Florida hospital at Richmond, gave herself with-rare devotion to the care of the sick and wounded soldiers of the Confederacy. General Perry's wounds compelled him to retire from service, and upon the arrival of Finegan's Florida brigade the remainder of Perry's brigade was consolidated with that command.

Early in May, 1864, Gen. Patton Anderson, commanding district of Florida, received an order from the war department to send ‘a good brigade of infantry’ to Richmond with all possible expedition. Gen. Joseph Finegan was ordered to proceed immediately to Virginia with his brigade, consisting of First battalion, Lieut.-Col. Charles Hopkins; Second battalion, Lieut.-Col. Theodore Brevard; Fourth battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel McClellan; and Sixth battalion, Lieut.-Col. John M. Martin. The brigade arrived at Richmond May 25, 1864, and joined Anderson's division, now under Mahone, of Hill's corps, at Hanover Junction, on the 28th of May. On June 8th the troops were organized in three regiments as follows: The First Florida battalion, six companies, and the companies of Captains Mays, Stewart, Clarke and Powers of the Second battalion, formed the Tenth regiment, Colonel Hopkins commanding. The Fourth Florida battalion, seven companies, the companies of Captains Ochus and Robinson of the Second battalion, and Captain Cullen's unattached company, formed the Eleventh regiment, Col. Theodore Brevard commanding. The Sixth Florida battalion, seven companies, and the three independent companies of Capts. J. C. Eichelberger, McNeill and Reynolds, formed the Ninth regiment, Colonel Martin commanding. The seven companies that formed the Sixth battalion before organizing as such had served as independent volunteer companies in different parts of the State.

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