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[263] with the rest of A. P. Hill's Division, arrived on the battle-field after a forced march of seventeen miles, in time to aid in the afternoon in the decided repulse of Burnside's attack at the ‘Stone Bridge,’ thereby preventing the turning of General Lee's right and saving the day to the Confederates. On the night of the 18th the army recrossed the Potomac, and on the 19th was followed by a division of Federals, which was promptly attacked by a part of A. P. Hill's command, routed and driven back across the Potomac at Shepherdstown with great slaughter. The 22d took an active part in this successful fight. After the enemy had been driven into the river, a heavy fire was opened on the Confederates by the Federal batteries and sharpshooters from its northern bank. Under this fire a detachment of the 22d, under Major Cole, lay, with very slight protection, for nearly twelve hours, and could be withdrawn only after nightfall.

Shortly after Shepherdstown, Lieutenant-Colonel Gray rejoined the regiment, and Lieutenant J. R. Cole, previously of the 54th Regiment, was assigned to the 22d as adjutant. On November 22, A. P. Hill's Division, which had been on duty near Martinsburg and at Snicker's Gap in the Blue Ridge (where there was constant skirmishing), marched for Fredericksburg, where it arrived on the 2d of December, a distance of 180 miles. In this winter march many of the men were barefooted, but made merry over it. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, Jackson's Corps formed the right of Lee's army, and Pender's Brigade was on the left of A. P. Hill's Division in the first line. The regiment acquitted itself in this famous action in a way well worthy its old reputation. The night of the 12th a detail from the regiment by a bold dash succeeded in burning a number of haystacks and houses very near to, and affording cover to, the Federal lines. Major C. C. Cole was in charge of the detail, and next day commanded the skirmish line in front of Pender's Brigade. He was ably seconded by Captain Laban Odell, of Company M., and Lieutenant Clark, of Company A. The brigade maintained its position throughout the action, repulsing every attack upon it, but not without heavy loss. Major Cole was much complimented for his handsome action in dispersing the strong force of the enemy's skirmishers on the brigade front. General Pender was wounded, and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Sheppard, was killed in the engagement. Some time before Fredericksburg the 13th North Carolina Regiment, Colonel Alfred M. Scales, had been added to Pender's Brigade.

The winter of 1862-3 was passed in picket and other duty on the


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