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Its marches, fights and roll of members.

The 5th Virginia Battalion was, in 1862, transferred to General L. A. Armistead's brigade, Huger's division; was at the battle of Seven Pines, the Seven Days fight around Richmond, and Malvern Hill. In July of the same year it was transferred to General A. P. Hill's division, was ordered to the south side of James river, and ordered to camp at Falling Creek, and was there placed in the division of General R. H. Anderson. The battalion broke camp in August, 1862, and moved to Louisa Courthouse, from there to Orange Courthouse, thence to Clark's Mountain, then to Warrenton Springs, and from there to the battle of Second Manassas. It went from Second Manassas to Leesburg, wading the Potomac river, crossed over into Maryland at Frederick City, and from Frederick City proceeded to Harper's Ferry, and crossed back again over into Maryland at Shepherstown, and was at the battle of Sharpsburg; crossing back in the night over into Virginia. It reached Harper's Ferry, and was in the fight at this place. It then went into camp near Winchester.

I should have stated that shortly after the battle of Sharpsburg company A, Brunswick Guards, was disbanded and put into company H, 53rd Virginia regiment. At that time there were forty-nine of the roll of the Brunswick Guards, and between thirty to thirty-five reported to that regiment. Those not reported were reported either sick in hospitals or joined other commands by transfers.

In November, 1862, Armistead's brigade was transferred to Pickett's division, which at that time was composed entirely of Virginians.

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