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[10] collected. This might be termed a foraging campaign. The enemy being in pursuit of us, we burned the bridge across the Backwater and left the supplies we had collected on the opposite side of the river. We had to transfer them across in what we called ‘dugouts.’ We next marched from this place to Petersburg by way of Jerusalem, in Southampton county; from Petersburg to Falling Creek; from Falling Creek to Hanover Junction. Armistead's brigade was ordered from Hanover Junction to Newtown, King and Queen county, and from Newtown to Culpeper Courthouse, where we camped a few days. The command was ordered from Culpeper with four days cooked rations in their haversacks, and ten days rations on the wagon. We did not know where we were going, but crossed the Blue Ridge at Snicker's Gap, waded the Shenandoah at Sheppard's Mill, and camped at Berryville for a few days. We passed through Martinsburg, crossed the Potomac river over into Maryland at Williamsport, marched through Hagerstown, entered Pennsylvania at Middleburg, marched to Chambersburg, camped there one night, and then marched from Chambersburg to Gettysburg over the South Mountain at Gettysburg.

The command was frequently fired on during the day by bushwhackers. It was in the charge of Gettysburg on the 3d of July. The Brunswick part of the company had fifteen men in the charge --five were killed and seven wounded. Two prisoners were captured unhurt, one belonging to the ambulance corps escaped unhurt.

The division crossed the Potomac back to Virginia on July 7th, and went in camp near Petersburg, and rested. In October the command broke camp, and was ordered to Kinston, N. C., and from Kinston to New Berne. In February, 1864, it was ordered back to Virginia. They took the train for Richmond, stopped at the Nine Mile road, and camped there until the last of March or about the first of April. Our regiment with another was detailed to guard the fishing squad. In May we were ordered back to the command, and stopped on the Brook turnpike for a few days. We were then sent to Drewry's Bluff, and on the 16th of May, 1864, were in the fight at that place. On the 19th of May the division was sent as reinforcements to the Wilderness, and met the command on retreat from that place. The two armies marched in parallel columns to Cold Harbor, skirmishing nearly all the way. They had a hard battle at Cold Harbor. We went from Cold Harbor to Malvern Hill. About the 19th of June there was a forced march from Malvern Hill. We crossed the river at Drewry's Bluff on pontoon

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