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[40] from Brandy Station, part to the Peninsula, and part to join Jackson in the Valley, she went to her father's house at Raleigh, N. C., so she did not participate in the Valley campaign.

Directly after the seven days battle she reported for duty and took position at Charlottesville, where the regiment had been ordered by General Jackson to recruit.

The Valley campaign and the seven days battles had reduced it from 720 to less than 200. In August, 1862, the regiment was mustered out of service, to the great indignation of officers and men. The pretext of the War Department was that it was for the purpose of allowing the Marylanders to reorganize themselves, and thus strengthen the Maryland line. The truth and fact was, that a number of prominent Marylanders had rendezvoused in Richmond, and wanted a new organization and new deal, whereby they might draw the highest prizes-ignoring the services of officers and men who had won distinction on twenty pitched battle fields.

On being mustered out the men by a unanimous vote, amid tears and sobs, presented their little flag to Mrs. Johnson. This Bucktail flag, decorated with a captured Bucktail, and honored by a special order by General Ewell, Commander of Division. ‘The Bucktail Flag’ lay on her bier when she was carried to her grave in Loudoun Park by her old soldiers, and she left it in her will as an heirloom to her son and grandson, and their remotest posterity. This is the corespondence:

Dear Madam,—Upon the occasion of the disbandment of the 1st Md. Regiment on the 17th of Aug., we the undersigned, members of the above named Regiment, do unanimously agree and resolve to present to you, as one true and truly worthy to receive it, Our Flag, which has been gallantly and victoriously borne over many a bloody and hard fought field, and under whose sacred folds Maryland's sons have fought and bled in a holy cause.

Our attachment for our Flag is undying, and now that circumstances have rendered it necessary that our organization should no longer exist, we place in your hands as a testimonial of our regard and esteem, our little Flag, which is dear to us all. For the Regiment:

Albert Tolson, Sergeant Co. C. Richard L. Brown, Sergeant Co.— Geo. Tyler, Sergeant Co. A. Geo. W. Wentworth, Serg. Co. Edwin Selvage, Color Bearer. F. Farr, Sergeant Co. F. W. J. Wranek, Sergeant Co. D. Calvin Myers, Sergeant Co. E. B. C. N. Ferriot, Sergeant Co. G.

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